NUR-SULTAN, 25 September 2019 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) participated as a partner at the main "green" event of 2019 in Kazakhstan – the Third International Summit on Renewable Energy Sources. It is an industrial platform that brings together more than 300 delegates from 20 countries to discuss the pros and cons of renewable energy use, as well as the best ideas and effective solutions designed to contribute to building a “green” future for Kazakhstan and the entire world community.
“The role of sustainable energy in mitigating climate change is evident. Energy lies at the heart of all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030”, - highlighted Yakup Beris, UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan, in his keynote speech.
“By placing sustainable energy on the forefront of the national development agenda, Kazakhstan demonstrated significant progress in renewables uptake, with doubling electricity production from renewables this year”, - he said.
Mr Beris emphasized that UNDP is proud to support these national efforts, including amendments to the relevant legislation to facilitate the deployment of renewable energy systems, innovative solutions that facilitate access to finance, leveraging public and private investments, and a financial mechanism for low-carbon projects, which has already attracted more than 46 mln. US dollars of private investments in 2018 alone.
The Summit was organized by The Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan -Elbasy and Kazakhstan Renewable Energy Association.
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