Council for investment climate improvement debates alternative energy development NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today’s sitting of the Council for investment climate improvement chaired by Kazakh PM Askar Mamin debated alternative energy development and Kazakhstan’s transition to low-carbon economy, primeminister.kz reports.
UN chief urges humans to make peace with nature UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday, when the world began to ripple to darkness as countries globally dimmed their lights at 8:30 p.m. local time for Earth Hour, called on human beings to make peace with nature, Xinhua reports.
EU appeals to G20 leaders for greater ambition towards green development BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - Top European Union (EU) officials on Friday called on leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) to advance actions more ambitiously to build a more sustainable future, although the primary focus of the upcoming G20 Summit is believed to be fighting the pandemic, Xinhua reports.
Interview: AIIB becomes active player in promoting global economy - Kazakh expert NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has become a very active and promising player for the development and modernization of the global and regional economy, a senior Kazakh expert told Xinhua in a recent interview, Xinhua reports.
Sharjah Airport becomes first carbon neutral airport in GCC SHARJAH. KAZINFORM - Sharjah Airport has become the first carbon-neutral airport in the GCC and the second in the Middle East to attain Level 3+ Neutrality accreditation from the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, issued by Airports Council International, ACI, WAM reports.
Damu Fund lists first green bonds on AIX NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Astana International Exchange has announced that the Entrepreneurship Development Fund Damu in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aimed at reducing the risks of investments in renewable energy sources has registered and issued green finance bonds on AIX in the amount of KZT200mln with a maturity of 36 months, Kazinform cites the Exchange’s press service.
Kazakhstan to launch waste-to-energy project NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan is considering the possibility of implementing the Waste-to-energy project, which implies the introduction of principles for the processing of municipal solid waste (MSW) into energy, Kazinform reports with the reference to the International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects.
Caravanserai, solar power stations to be built in Turkestan rgn TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM - At the end of 2019, Turkestan region, with an indicator of 138.5% compared to the previous year, took 2nd place among the regions of Kazakhstan in terms of attracting investments. In total, over the past year, KZT441 billion of investments were directed to the economy of the region, Kazinform reports with the reference to the press service of the regional Akimat.
New solar power plant commissioned in Karaganda region KARAGANDA. KAZINFORM - A new 'green' project is implemented in the village of Kengir near Zhezkazgan, Karaganda region. The fourth solar power plant in the region with a capacity of 10 MW was commissioned in December last year. 29436 solar panels have been installed on an area of 20 hectares. The panels are capable of producing 14 million kW/h per year, Kazinform reports.