27.10.14: “Energy Security in Kazakhstan – Powering the Future” – Occasional Paper Online Now

We are pleased to present the fourth in a series of Occasional Papers, entitled “Energy Security in Kazakhstan – Powering the Future”, published today on KazakhstanUNSC.com – a multilingual website dedicated to Kazakhstan’s bid to secure a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the years 2017/18.

This Paper examines Kazakhstan’s efforts to promote global energy security – one of ten 21st century challenges outlined by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in his Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy, and one of the four key pillars of his country’s UNSC bid.

The Paper concludes that while Kazakhstan contributes to energy security at the global level by supplying oil, uranium, and other minerals to neighbouring countries, it is simultaneously looking to the future and the transition from a hydrocarbon-based economy to one based on renewable energy.   Kazakhstan is using its oil wealth to fund green energy and, in that respect, is an immensely valued global energy partner.

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