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Plenary session "Development of international cooperation in ensuring sustainable green growth in Central Asia and Kazakhstan"

10:30-11:45 DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO ENSURE “GREEN” GROWTH IN CENTRAL ASIA AND KAZAKHSTAN

Venue: London Hall, 17 May

Organisers: International Secretariat of G-Global, International Center for Green Technologies and investment projects, Astana International Financial Center, Coalition for “green” economy and G-Global development, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, The Association of Ecological Organizations of Kazakhstan

Currently, all countries in the world have committed to follow the path to sustainable development.

The main tool for sustainable development is a green economy, that is, a system of economic activities related to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, that would lead to a better well-being in the long term, without exposing future generations to significant environmental risks or ecological scarcity. Relying on the "green" economy gave push to the new technological order, that replaced the carbon-based and eco-wasteful approaches. The concept of "green economy" provides a comprehensive interaction and harmony between the three components of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental. At the same time, the model of green economy is just a complement, not a replacement for the model of sustainable development.

Key Issues:

  • New industries of green business and reform of national and international policies to create legal, economic and institutional conditions for transiting to the sustainable green economic growth
  • Clean technology transfer mechanisms, joint investments and demonstration projects for the transition to green economy and the preservation of common ecosystems
  • Standards for green economy
  • Sustainable energy, its availability and efficiency
  • Adaptation to climate change and natural disasters
  • Access to sustainable energy sources, use of renewable energy sources, efficient energy consumption with fair and equitable access for all
  • Sustainable urban systems: “green” construction, “green” infrastructure, planning processes for the man-made environment, including smart city technologies and environmental design
  • Climate change resilience, reduction of climatic risks and emergency risks and adaptation to the climate change consequences, including introduction of risk management systems including insurance.

 

Moderators:

Participation confirmed:

  • Aigul Solovyeva, Chairman of the Presidium ULE The Association of Ecological Organizations of Kazakhstan, Mazhilis parliamentarian of the Republic of Kazakhstan of the IV-V convocations

Speakers:

Participation confirmed:

  • Welcoming speech: Nurlybay Sabit Nurlybayevich, Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Rae Kwon Chung, The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Chairman, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Tareq Emtairah, Director, Energy and Climate Change, UNIDO
  • Craig Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Dhahran Technology Development Company
  • Rapil Zhoshybayev, Head of the International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects
  • Vincent Duijnhouwer, Associate Director, Senior Manager, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Department, EBRD
  • Guy Eames, Chair, Green Building Council, Russia
  • Aidar Kazybayev, Managing Director of the Astana International Financial Center
  • Saltanat Rakhimbekova, Chairman of the Board of the “Coalition for a Green Economy and “G-Global” Development, Member of the Council on the Transition to a Green Economy reporting to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan