Saturday, February 26, 2011

Green Eco: Kazakhstan and Korea

Kazakhstan to develop E-Government, Green Economy innovative programs

25.02.2011 - The Kazakh Economic University (KazEU) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have signed a memo on joint work in the field of development of "E-Government" and "Green Economy" innovative programs today in Almaty, Kazinform reported.

Establishment of an educational program KazEU-KAIST is planned within the joint activity. This project is a unique for Kazakhstan's higher educational institutions.

According to KazEU rector Ali Abishev, the Green Economy direction of the economic science became very popular in recent years. Stable development of a state requires a complex unity of three components - economic, social and environmental.

"Today the economy is divided into "green" and "brown". The "brown" economy which is a traditional, industrial one, has achieved particular results. However, another concept is actively replacing it. The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) addresses these issues on the international level. The ESCAP adopted the strategy of "green growth", - Abishev said

Besides, according to his words, the UN plans to hold "Rio+20" session in 2012 in Brazil where program documents regarding the green economy will be adopted. Kazakhstan takes part in this project as well. "Thus, being a Kyoto Protocol signatory we have committed ourselves to reduce the greenhouse gas emission till 15% by 2015," - Abishev said. {continued}

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