‘Green City of Astana’, a people-friendly city.

the capital of Kazakhstan Reigns as the best in many areas, for example, it is the northernmost capital of Asia. It is the second coldest capital in the world. after Ulaanbaatar of Mongolia The average temperature of Astana is between 40 degrees Celsius in the summer and -40 degrees Celsius in the summer. degrees celsius in winter

The architecture clearly divides Astana into two parts. The Old Town is located north of the Jessil River. (Right bank of the river), most of them are residential areas. There are a number of shops and service centres. Buildings date back to the 1960s, the South (Right Bank) is a new development and rapidly expanding area. is the location of the government building business office cultural centres, sports, leisure, shopping malls and hotels This futuristic modern building was built after 1998.

According to UNDP data, Building a modern city falls under the concept. “A people-friendly city” This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions and anthropogenic pollution, which is harmful to health, because for Astana pollution is another issue that cannot be ignored. As the air gets dirty every day from coal smoke in the winter But municipalities and townspeople are working together to solve problems starting in homes.

Creating an environmentally friendly city means modernizing old buildings and networks. And in some cases, new buildings have to be fined for breaking environmental laws.

Astana municipality is currently drafting an urban development plan by 2035 with a range of activities to make the city more environmentally friendly. Start with simple activities such as infrastructure to facilitate bicycles and tree planting. to more complex methods such as heating systems in all areas or even experimenting with hydrogen powered transport

develop a sustainable city

maintenance Restoration and renovation of old buildings is an important dimension in the sustainable development of Astana. A residential area in the old city that has been built since 1964. The area is a building surrounded by lawns.

Improvements include installing insulation between wall joints. Restore drains and outlets Change the entrance door and balcony. Use LED bulbs in the corridors.

Among other things, the heating system and the hot and cold water pipes were replaced by replacing the pipes and installing automatic heating points.

However, it takes a long time for all the energy saving measures to pay off their investment. UNDP in Kazakhstan has therefore developed and tested a range of financial incentives. Including supporting measures to ensure that the modern heating system is evenly distributed.

This requires cooperation between municipalities, citizens, and investment from the city budget and the residents themselves.

Kazakhstan is poised to become a hub for renewable energy development

In the overview of Kazakhstan, the website reported that during the Meeting of Leaders on Global Climate Change (COP27) In Egypt, Prime Minister Ali Khan Smailof announced the country’s environmental guidelines.

“Our country has set a major goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 by implementing a low carbon development strategy by the end of this year. This is a historic moment. It is the first country in Central Asia to have a document of this level.”

According to the prime minister Currently Kazakhstan produces about 3% of the country’s total energy output from renewable energy. and it plans to increase this to 15% by 2030, with an additional 7 GW within the year. It also plans to reduce carbon emissions by at least 15% within the same year.

“Kazakhstan has the potential to be one of the world’s green energy hubs. Therefore, we are ready to act as a regional hub for the development of renewable energy sources and to encourage the transition of Central Asia to green technologies,” stressed the prime minister Production and export of environmentally friendly hydrogen

In addition, the government of Kazakhstan is taking measures to stimulate green investment. And it is ready to introduce the Astana International Financial Center as a unique regional investment hub for “green” finance.

“We are still making great efforts under the new environmental law. and achieve the ambitious goal of planting 2 billion trees by 2025.” Prime Minister promises


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