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Key environmental issues of the Republic of Kazakhstan are discussed at DKU webinars

Webinars on key environmental issues of the Republic of Kazakhstan are organized within the framework of the project «Research project on writing a collective monograph on key environmental problems of Kazakhstan».

Description of the project at the link here

Project organizers and partners: the project is implemented by the Dosym Satpayev Private Foundation in partnership with the Kazakh-German University with the support of the OSCE Center in Nursultan, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Kazakhstan, and the online eco-magazine LIVEN' Living Asia.

Experts, representatives of authorized state bodies and public, international and private organizations are invited to participate in the webinar, as well as all concerned persons who would be interested in learning about the key environmental problems in the country and discussing existing and possible practical solutions in this area.

This series of webinars on key environmental issues in Kazakhstan is an important stage in writing a collective monograph on environmental threats and solutions in Kazakhstan with the participation of local and international experts — environmentalists, demographers, economists and political scientists. The book will be published in late 2020 in Russian, Kazakh and later in English with the support and co-authorship of Kazakh political and public figure Dosym Satpayev.


Webinars

  • April 9, 2020, Webinar 1 «Clean water-a source of quality life»

The main goal of the webinar is to facilitate a constructive discussion between experts, government authorities and interested public on key aspects of the current state, consequences and practical solutions in the field of water resources in Kazakhstan.

  • April 21, 2020, Webinar 2 «What place will Kazakhstan take in the climate competition?”

The main goal of the webinar is to facilitate a constructive discussion between experts and interested public on key aspects of the current state and trends, as well as practical measures for adaptation and mitigation of climate change in Kazakhstan.

  • April 30, 2020, Webinar 3 «Land Degradation in Kazakhstan: threats and solutions”

The main goal of the webinar is to promote a constructive discussion between experts and interested public on key issues of land degradation in Kazakhstan, the state of soil cover, as well as practical measures for rational use and management of land resources, prevention of soil erosion and land degradation in Kazakhstan.

  • May 12, 2020 Webinar 4 «Air Quality in the cities of Kazakhstan”

The main goal of the webinar is to facilitate a constructive discussion between experts and interested public on key issues of air quality in Kazakhstan, which also address the relationship between air quality and public health, economic consequences for the state, the monitoring system, and measures taken to reduce and prevent air pollution in Kazakhstan.

  • May 28, 2020, webinar 5 on Waste collection and recycling (the title of webinar will be informed later).

The webinar will discuss issues related to the transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to a «green» economy, an integrated waste management system, the formation of infrastructure and industrial waste processing enterprises and the introduction of incentives for their sustainable operation, the consequences and forecast until 2030.

  • June 2, 2020, Webinar 7 on energy (the title of webinar will be informed later).

During the webinar, questions will be raised: how relevant is the development of renewable energy in Kazakhstan and Central Asia? How does the use of traditional and alternative energy sources help balance changes in daily and seasonal electricity consumption in Kazakhstan? What are the future prospects of the electricity market in Kazakhstan, given that the cost of electricity from RES is almost equal to the cost of energy produced with the help of hydrocarbons?

  • June 11, 2020-the webinar title will be informed later.

For all questions, please contact the project Manager: Maria Genina, genina@dku.kz

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