Articles by Usen Suleimen

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

Growth But Not at Any Cost

Any business or industry in a developed economy that ignored good waste management practices would soon find itself deep in trouble. Competitors who had reduced costs by using energy and resources more wisely would undercut prices and take customers. Breaches of environmental rules would lead to prosecutions and fines. Pollution would spark an angry backlash…

Kazakhstan Must Make Immediate, Significant Changes to Achieve a Green Future

It is easy to understand why protecting the environment does not figure high on the agenda of many developing economies. When poverty casts such a dark shadow over a society, any priority which diverts efforts and resources from tackling poverty can be seen as an indulgence. But the experience of countries further down the development…