Kazakhstan belongs to the most polluted countries of the world. In Soviet times, it has been not only land of camps for political prisoners, but also test site of nuclear weapons, source of coal and centre of metallurgy. Old environmental damage remains unsolved, and new burdens are added by extensive oil extraction, while citizens have narrow space to impact the decision making.
We help the authorities to identify the main hot spots of serious pollution of the environment and reveal their impact on human health through contamination foodstuff on example of chicken eggs and camel milk, or pollution of children playgrounds. We developed the top ten of the greatest polluters and supported number of local communities in their struggle for better environment.
Public participation in decision making on environmental issues
Implementing period: 2014 – 2017
Location: Kazakhstan, especially Mangystau Region
Improving chemical safety to reduce poverty
Implementing period: 2012 – 2015
Location: Karagandy, Pavlodar, Akmola and East Kazakhstan Regions
Our projects are funded by the European Union. This presentation has been produced with the assistance of the EU. The contents of this presentation are the sole responsibility of Arnika and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the EU.
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Exhibition: Chemical Safety in Kazakhstan
Poster exhibition presents six hot spots - locations threatened by chemical pollution caused by industrial facilities, abandoned military bases or poor waste management. Examples of successful campaigns of local civic associations show possible ways of solution.