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K.Bozumbaev noted progress in achieving goals of sustainable development at UN conference

by November 18, 2016 World Sports

He called the parties to the transition to a “green” economy.

“Our third initiative, presented at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, is the launch of the International Centre for the development of “green” technologies and investments under the auspices of the UN in Astana, and we look forward to your support. The center will be a platform for the promotion of the principles and standards of “green” growth”, – said K. Bozumbayev.

Also, there were bilateral meetings with the Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Ukraine, reported the department.

At the meeting with Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Khalid al-Falih, the sides discussed prospects of mutually beneficial cooperation in priority areas such as oil and gas sector, oil and gas, production of petroleum products, recycling of raw materials, investment in renewable energy, as well as cooperation in the field of low-carbon development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Issues of development of renewable energy, low-carbon economic development of the two countries were discussed by Minister of Environment and Urban Planning of Turkey. Minister M. Ozhaseki noted that in 2030 the country plans to reach 50% of renewable energy in generating electricity. He also expressed hope for support of Turkey’s application to host the conference of parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2020 in Antalya.

The meeting with Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine O. Semerak was also fruitful. Here, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and low-carbon development issues of cooperation was discussed. Interest was expressed by Ukrainian part on the exchange of experiences in the field of trade quotas and greenhouse gas emissions. It was agreed to hold joint seminars to exchange experience in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Source: Kazakhtan 2050