UN Sustainable Development Conference “Rio+20”


UN Conference on sustainable development “Rio+20” finished on June 22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). More than 100 heads of states and governments and more than 50 thousand delegates from all over the world took part in the summit. Participants of the international forum have discussed issues of transition to "green" economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, as well as institutional fundamentals of sustainable development.



Kazakh delegation was headed by the Minister of Environment Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Kapparov. The delegation comprised senators of the Parliament of RK A.Bashmakov, H.Valiev, vice-minister of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan B.Zhaksaliev, vice-minister of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan M.Orynkhanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the USA E.Idrisov, rector of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University G.Mutanov, as well as representatives of Kazakh business, science, scientific production associations and mass-media.
At the summit the Kazakh Geographical Society was represented by the Member of the Scientific Council of the Society at the summit, International Adviser, Special Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan in international programs Bulat Eskin.



Final declaration “Future that we want” was adopted at the conference. It included recommendations about transition to “green economics” as a new paradigm of global development. Heads of states and governments of the world admitted indispensability of implementation of national strategy of “green" economy development with regard to interests and specific features of the countries.




Participants of international summit also supported initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbaev – “Green Bridge” partnership program.
The “Green Bridge” initiative is a practical tool of international transition to "green" economy through encouragement of technological progress, enhancing experience of environment management and improving legal, economic and institutional terms for green investments and technologies. All this will push off development of new, stable and more reliable economics.