ASTANA – The monograph “Low-carbon development: Kazakhstan, Russia, the EU and the U.S. position (1992-2013)” won first prize in the top-publication (book, monograph) category of the G-Global info-communication platform during the recent Sixth Astana Economic Forum.
The book was published under the grant project of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education and Science, and the authors were fellows of the Bolashak scholarship programme. Doctor of Biological Sciences and professor in the International Department of Management and Engineering for Environmental Protection at Eurasian National University (ENU) Murat Nurushev, Kazakhstan National Council member, Doctor of Medicine, professor and Director General of the National Scientific Medical Center Abai Baigenzhin, as well as Senior ENU Researcher and Master of Engineering Assel Nurusheva summarized the materials and experiences of Kazakhstan and foreign countries in addressing global climate change. The authors also systematized the materials of the Kyoto Protocol and its implementation in Kazakhstan, Russia, the European Union and explained the positions of Canada, the United States and other countries on this issue.
The authors believe that gradual adoption of a new system for quota trading of greenhouse gas emissions in the country and foreign markets will allow Kazakhstan to receive more than US$1 billion of net income annually. Under operational and rational management, these green investments can be used to introduce modern environmental projects and transfer technology within Kazakhstan.
This monograph covers a 20-year history of gradual low-carbon development and provides an analysis of current conditions in the outlook for the development of energy and environmental strategies.
The monograph is published in Kazakh, Russian and English, illustrated with charts, maps and photographs and can be used as a reference on low-carbon development and issues of the Kyoto Protocol by environmental protection specialists, undergraduate and graduate students and other readers.