Kazakhstan is part of some the most polluted countries of the world. In Soviet times, it not only was the land of camps for political prisoners, but also home to test site of nuclear weapons and sources of coal and centre of metallurgy. Old environmental damage remains unsolved, and new burdens are added with extensive oil extraction practices. Citizens of Kazakhstan have little space to impact the decision making of new practices in Kazakhstan.
We help the authorities to identify the main hot spots of serious pollution of the environment in Kazakhstan and reveal their impact on human health through contamination foodstuff for 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
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