Articles by Bakhyt Yessekina

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Priorities For Improving Carbon Regulation in Kazakhstan

The Global Climate Leaders’ Summit, held on 22 April 21 at the initiative of US President Joe Biden, clearly demonstrated the readiness of the countries of the world to cooperate in countering the climate threat. According to the UN Intergovernmental  Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates, simply reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will not be…

Kazakhstan has potential for additional reductions of greenhouse gas emissions

The efforts of countries for sustainable development are especially relevant today when the entire system of international relations is facing new global challenges. Today, opportunities for cooperation between states and the private sector and public organisations as well as increasingly accessible technologies help address complex and unresolved past issues. The trend, approved at the 21st…

Priorities of transition of Kazakhstan’s economy to low carbon development

A new climate treaty for the countries participating in the process, including for the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a universal strategy in addressing issues in the field of climate change and ensuring the sustainability of the national economy. The prospect of a new agreement for economically weaker and vulnerable countries is connected to the possibility…

Global Trends of Low-Carbon Development

Kazakhstan signed the Paris Agreement on climate change Aug. 2 in New York. This document confirms the consistency and commitment of the country to comply with international commitments on climate change. The Astana Times discussed modern trends in global low-carbon development, as well as the prospects for achieving Kazakhstan’s national commitments, with a member of…

Kazakhstan’s Contribution To COP 21

A proposal put forward by President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly to establish an international centre for the development of green technologies and investments in Astana on the basis of the EXPO 2017 exhibition infrastructure is a logical continuation of Kazakhstan’s initiatives in the field of green economy.…