“Kazakhstan cannot prosper and lead up to green economy while its citizens suffer from polluted water, air, and food products. There are number unaddressed old environmental burdens in our country, but due to carelessness of many companies, new threats raise as well. We believe that immediate measures have to be implemented in cooperation of state, regional and local authorities, experts, and affected citizens,” says Dmitriy Kalmykov, Director of NGO EcoMuseum Karaganda.
“The experience of European countries can help Kazakhstan to implement progressive technologies and to find a balance between economic development and protection of the environment and public health. Access to the relevant information is a first step to understand seriousness of the situation,” says Jindrich Petrlik, Director of Czech NGO Arnika – Toxics and Waste Programme.
The conference will take place in the conference room of EU Delegation to Kazakhstan. More information. Prior registration is required.) Presentations of new data on pollution of the environment will take place in Ekibastuz (July 24), Balkhash (July 31), Nura (August 4), Temirtau (August 6).