Kazakhstan set to raise penalties for environmental damage NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Minister Serikkali Brekeshev presented amendments to the Administrative Violations Code for harsher administrative punishment for environmental disruptions, Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure for harsher punishment for environmental crimes, Kazinform reports.
Climate: Many cities on red alert as heat wave intensifies in Italy ROME. KAZINFORM - Twelve of Italy's 27 biggest cities, including Rome, Florence, Naples and Palermo, were put on red alert by the health ministry on Tuesday due to a heat wave that has pushed temperatures well above the seasonal average, with thermometers hitting peaks of 40°C.The number on red alert is set to rise to 19 on Wednesday, ANSA reports.
Climate crisis in Italy: Lombardy suffering ‘worst-ever’ drought ROME. KAZINFORM - Lombardy Governor Attilio Fontana said Monday that Italy's severe, ongoing drought, which is hitting the north especially hard and causing huge problems for agriculture, is the worst his region has ever experienced, ANSA reports.
Aussie state announces multi-billion-dollar conservation budget SYDNEY. KAZINFORM - As the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) announced its 2022-23 state budget on Tuesday, a spotlight has been cast on conservation and environmental protection, which has been allocated more than 2 billion Australian dollars (about 1.4 billion U.S. dollars), Xinhua reports.
Europe faces unusual mid-June heatwave PARIS. KAZINFORM - Europe is facing a heatwave this week following an unusually early and intense heatwave coming from North Africa, with governments of many European countries issuing warnings to the public and instructions on how to «survive» it, Xinhua reports.
Kazakh large enterprises and int’l organizations discuss ways of decarbonization AKTAU. KAZINFORM On June 3 on the eve of the World Environment Day, the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organized a conference with representatives of enterprises and international organizations to discuss environmental regulation and monitoring, an approach to reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases from industrial production processes, the official website of the UNDP in Kazakhstan reads.
Stockholm+50 issues call for urgent environmental and economic transformation STOCKHOLM. KAZINFORM - The Stockholm+50 environment conference came to a close on Friday with a call for real commitments to urgently address global environmental concerns, and for a just transition to sustainable economies, that work for all, WAM reports.
AIFC and UN agree to promote green financial instruments and investments in social projects NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and the United Nations in the Kyrgyz Republic (UN) have agreed to jointly promote green financial instruments and investments in social and environmental projects.