July 12 – Rapil Zhoshybayev, Commissioner for EXPO-2017 dedicated to Future Energy, made an address at the International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM-2016 in Yekaterinburg.
„The subtheme of INNOPROM – „Power Engineering Technologies. Energy Efficiency” – is closely related to the theme of EXPO-2017, which is to be held in Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana,” said Rapil Zhoshybayev at the Fair.
He pointed out that the theme „Future Energy” had been chosen for a reason.” As you know, despite having vast reserves of traditional energy sources, Kazakhstan has adopted and has been implementing the Concept of Transition to Green Economy. In accordance with the Concept, there are plans to boost the share of renewable energy sources by 50% of the total energy mix of our country by 2050,” stated the Commissioner.
In addition, R. Zhoshybayev indicated that EXPO-2017 would become a platform for showcasing breakthrough, innovative and promising projects in alternative and renewable energy.
„Currently, the advancement of alternative energy, the development of green technologies and the conservation of natural resources are among the top priorities of humankind. Our overarching aim is to bring to the attention of the world community such issues as reducing CO2 emissions, energy efficiency and developing renewable energy sources ” stressed the EXPO -2017 Commissioner.
„Russia was one of the first countries to confirm its participation in EXPO-2017 and it will have one of the largest pavilions. Mr. Georgy Kalamanov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, is the Commissioner General for the Russian Pavilion at EXPO-2017,” continued Mr. R. Zhoshybayev.
According to him, Russia is traditionally retaining the leading position among Kazakhstan’s trade partners.
Overall it is planned to hold major international events as part of EXPO-2017, such as the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), ministerial meetings on matters of environmental protection and tourism and the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Science and Technology and other large projects.
INNOPROM-2016, the Main International Industrial Trade Fair in Russia, will be held on July 11-14 and yet again will determine the trends in the country’s industrial development, showcase cutting edge technologies produced by Russian and foreign companies, and serve as the most representative national site for the discussion of the country’s industrial policies and b2b interaction with international partners.
About Astana EXPO-2017
The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO-2017 dedicated to Future Energy is an expositional and recreational event that will take place between 10 June and 10 September 2017 in Astana. The exhibition will last 93 days and will become one of the most spectacular cultural venues in 2017. There are plans to hold about 3 thousand themed, cultural and entertainment events.
To date, 94 countries and 16 international organizations have confirmed their intention to participate in the Astana EXPO-2017 Exhibition. Overall, over 100 participating countries are expected to attend the event with over 5 million visits to be made.
As part of Astana EXPO-2017, global policy documents will be drafted to promote energy-efficient lifestyle and a wide use of renewable energy sources.
The subthemes of EXPO-2017 are:
Reducing CO2 emissions. The environmental challenge: protecting the environment and promoting trends that lead to environmental enhancement.
Energy conservation. The economic challenge: promoting energy efficiency and a rational use of energy.
Energy for all. The social challenge: access to energy as a basic human need and right.
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