Network of Experts for Sustainable Development in Central Asia
On September 4-5 of this year, the final event of the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 / Future Energy Forum "CREATING THE FUTURE" was held in Astana, at which the MANIFEST EXPO-2017 project was adopted.
Within the framework of the forum, the Scientific and Educational Center "Green Academy" jointly with the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and JSC "Samruk-Energo" held a session on "Institutional and economic mechanisms for transition to low-carbon development". The conference was moderated by Member of the Council on the transition to a green economy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Director of the SEC "Green Academy", Doctor of Economic Sciences, Bakhyt Yessekina and Adviser to the Chairman of the Board of JSC "Samruk-Energo", Maxat Touzelbaev.
At the opening of the session, welcoming remarks were made by: Deputy Chairman of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erkin Sadykov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Kazakhstan Francis Etienne, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Kazakhstan Rolf Mafael, Adviser to the Chairman of the Board of JSC "Samruk-Energo", General Director of LLP "Samruk-Green Energy", Doctor of Economics Zhomart Mominbaev.
The session discussed political-economic and institutional measures to promote "green" energy and the transition to low-carbon development at the national and global levels, in particular, the prospects for the development of “green” energy and decarbonization in the UAE (pro-rector of the Institute MAZDAR (OAU) Behzhat al-Yusuf) and Germany (Director of the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan Thomas Helm), priorities and instruments of the low-carbon development strategy in the Russian Federation (Director of the Climate and Energy Program WWF (Russia) Alexey Kokorin), projects of deep decarbonization in developed countries (expert on decarbonization projects IDDR (France) Henry Vaisman) and countries of Central Asia (director of the Center for Environmental Economics and Nature Management of the Higher School of Economics (RF) Georgy Safonov), CTCN opportunities for the transfer of "green" technologies (Head of the Subregional Office of UNEP Nataliya Alekseeva), initiatives and achievements on clean coal technologies in the European Union (Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Fuel Cells and Co-Enrichment of Hydrogen EU (Romania) Eden Mamut).
The discussion was attended by representatives of government agencies, the directorate of the administrative buildings of the Administration of the President and Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs "Atameken", JSC "Karachaganak Petroleum", BI-group, scientists, experts, NGOs from the participating countries EXPO-2017.
Within the framework of the event, on September 5, in partnership with LLC «Termotechnika» (Russia), a training was successfully conducted under the supervision of the Director for Research and Development of Valentin Kim on the topic "Smart technologies for improving the energy efficiency of buildings" for the staff of the RSE "Directorate of Administrative Buildings of the Administration of the President and Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan" Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan", representatives of business companies.
The participants of the training got acquainted with new Russian and European developments and achievements in the field of energy saving and promotion of "green"; engineering technologies, as well as the creation of infrastructure eco-projects.
Following the session, recommendations were adopted for inclusion in the final document - MANIFEST EXPO -2017.