The implementation of the Action Plan of the Concept for the Transition of Kazakhstan to a Green Economy for 2013–2020 was considered and the schedule of the Council’s work for 2019 was approved at the meeting.
The Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev reported on the measures taken to further improve the environmental situation and ensure a quality transition to a green economy. The discussion was attended by the head of the International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects Naryn Zhoshybayev, Chairman of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan Ablay Myrzakhmetov, Executive Director of the Kazakhstan Association of Waste Management KazWaste Vera Mustafina, Director of the Scientific and Educational Center Green Academy Bakhyt Yesekina, Chairman of the Board of the Coalition for a Green Economy and the Development of G-Global Saltanat Rakhimbekova, Chairman of the Association of Environmental Organizations of Kazakhstan Aigul Solovyova.
In addition, the meeting was attended by the Assistant to the President Yerulan Zhamaubayev, ministers, regional akims via videoconferencing, as well as heads of international and domestic non-governmental organizations, among them the Director of the UN Environment Program in Central Asia Olzhas Atymtayev, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Kazakhstan Vitalie Vremis, Director of the Department for Sustainable Development and Urbanization of UNDP in Kazakhstan Ramazan Zhampiissov.
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