The burning of fossil fuels causes air pollution, which results in the premature deaths of 800,000 people every year.
Kazakhstan possesses world-class conventional energy resources. Despite this, the country is deeply committed to developing a green economy through diversifying and developing alternative energy sources.
The main theme of the upcoming Expo2017 in Astana (pictured) is “Energy of the Future”, bringing together the world’s leading energy experts to address this increasingly urgent issue.
The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development supports the Green Bridge Partnership Program, initiated by Kazakhstan.
The climatic changes that have been observed in recent decades appear to have have been caused by elevated levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and according to many experts, this is likely to have been due to human activities.
Responding to this challenge, Kazakhstan is the first CIS country to launch a cap and trade system that will decrease GHG emissions by 15 percent by 2050, equalling 1992 levels.