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Global Challenges of the 21st century

24 November 2015
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The first permanent multidisciplinary seminar “Global Challenges of the 21st century” will be held in 25 November 2015, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Library Building, 4th floor, White Hall (71 al-Farabi Ave., Almaty, Kazakhstan).

At present time, the global current challenges should be understood as a complex of serious problems that determine the further existence of mankind.

Global challenges are the result of the uneven development of different areas of the life of modern humanity, its interaction with nature and the environment, as well as contradictions in the socio-economic, socio-natural, political, and ideological parts of people activity.

These issues affect the lives of humankind in general and Kazakhstan in particular.

This permanent seminar is designed to combine the diverse specialists, scientists and public figures who will discuss global problems facing humanity and propose some ways to resolve them, following the objectives of the UN in the field of sustainable development: 

In the first seminar the following problems were discussed: the current tendencies of climate changes in Kazakhstan, ecological problems of Aral Sea and status of fishes under the anthropogenic influence.

The participants of the seminar consist of scientists of KazNU, representatives of some scientific research institutes (zoology, botany, genetics, ecological problems, etc.), UNESCO experts and broad audience that has interest to sustainable development, ecology and environmental protection.

The organizer of the event is the UNESCO High School on Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geography and Nature Sciences, al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

 

The Programme of the permanent multidisciplinary seminar
“Global Challenges of the 21st centuary”

 

Time

Theme

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1430-1500

Registration

1500-1510

Welcome address to the participants

Prof. Vitaliy Salnikov,

Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Natural Sciences KazNU

1510-1530

Presentation 1: The current tendencies of climate changes in Kazakhstan

1530-1540

Questions, discussion

 

1540-1600

Aral Sea: natural history, current situation and prognosis

Prof. Roman Jashenko,

Director of UNESCO High School for Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geography and Natural Sciences KazNU

1600-1610

Questions, discussion

 

1610-1630

Рыбы в условиях антропогенного пресса

Dr. Nadir Mamilov,

Associate professor of UNESCO High School for Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geography and Natural Sciences KazNU

1630-1640

Questions, discussion

 

1640-1650

General discussion

 

1650-1700

Closing the first seminar

Prof. Roman Jashenko

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24.11.2015 13:34:15
Low prices for export Kazakh raw materials, limited access to capital markets and investment for developing countries, slowing economies of neighboring Russia and China - all of these trends, the length of which is estimated at a minimum of 5-7 years, stimulated by the government of Kazakhstan to the middle of 2015 to adjust the NEP a longer crisis