Blockchain for smart, sustainable and low-carbon cities

On July2, 2018 Scientific Research and Educational Center “Green Academy” together with the Mayor of Astana city and Evercity(Singapore) companyin the framework of Global Silk Road Forum. Forum of mayors of cities” will conduct Panel Session on the themeBlockchain for smart, sustainable and low-carbon cities.

The purpose of the event is to discuss the international experience in the field of carbon development under the Paris Climate Agreement and the use of blockchain platform to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by the city’s enterprises.

The moderators of the session will be Mr.Xiaochen Zang, President of FinTech4Good, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force and Dr.Bakhyt Yessekina, Member of the Green Economy Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Director of SREC “Green Academy”.

Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau,UN (Switzerland) Dr.Chaesub Lee, Head of the Russian Carbon Found (Russian Federation)Mr.Alexey Shadrin, Director ofCentreforEnvironmentalandNaturalResourceEconomics, HSE(Russian Federation) Mr. Georgy Safonov, and others will take part as speakers.

As a result of the discussion, it is planned to adopt recommendations to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mayor of Astana and other cities of Kazakhstan on the implementation of blockchain platform for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the national and city levels.

It is expected a signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between ITUUN and Mayor of Astana city on the development of indicators of sustainable development and entry into the international club of “smart” cities in the world.

Location: Astana, Palace of Independence

Date and time of the event: July 2, 2018, 14.00-17.00

Contacts: tel. +7 (7172) 277293, 277294, 277295 — TogzhanZulkharova