Wednesday, August 23, 2017

URFU assists Kazakhstan's green economy movement

Kazakhstan plans to implement steps toward a gradual transition into a “green” economy that will be in full effect by 2017.

The Research Institute of Ecology Al-Farabi University (KNU) and the Ural Federal University have partnered with innovative companies to launch the Ural Center for Energy Efficiency and Environment (UCEE). This joint project received funding from the ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

For several years, employees at URFU’s UCEE department have been creating a green economy through ideas and techniques for energy efficiency, climate change, energy conservation, environment and prevention of environmental damage.

The group has proposed solutions that will decrease the impact of humans on the environments. The solutions also create a low-carbon economy that will align with the guidelines of the 2009 Climate Doctrine of the Russian Federation.

“The desire of Kazakhstan to such a transition is very clearly seen at the state level,” Valery Anoufriev, the director of the UCEE and a professor at the Higher School of Economics and Management UrFU, said. “Since 2008, the Republic of Kazakhstan has been actively involved in the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol... . The results of our collaboration with a strong ... Kazakh colleagues will certainly be useful for Russia and its regions.”

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