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Astana 2017: International Specialized Exhibition

The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO-2017 will be held in Kazakhstan from June 10 to September 10 2017 on a 25 hectare site located 8 kilometers away from the historical center of Astana and 4 kilometers away from the new Government Quarter on the southern bank of the Ishim River.

This round shaped site is almost entirely surrounded by a basin. 150 hectares will also be devoted to supporting facilities. Over 100 countries, international organizations and companies will be present on the Astana Expo -2017 site. More than 5 million visitors will be welcomed there.

The theme of this International Specialized Exhibition is “FUTURE ENERGY”. The idea is to consider the importance of this fundamental question for humanity which largely conditions economic and social development in present and in future.

“In accordance with its international commitments on environmental issues, Kazakhstan aspires to achieve high economic performance and improve the well-being of present and future generations by using natural resources reasonably and effectively while developing methods of using renewable energy. One of the goals for sustainable development defined by the President of Kazakhstan, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev is to produce 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.” (Official document, Republic of Kazakhstan).

For 3 month, International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO-2017 will become a global platform hosting debates between countries, international organizations and companies presenting their solutions to key energy challenges of the XXI century.

  • Fight against climate change and reducing carbon emissions.
  • Promoting the use of renewable alternative energy sources.
  • Security of energy supply.
  • Control of production, conservation and use of energy.
  • Universal access to sustainable energy sources.
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International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO-2017 organizers have selected three sub-themes to present a comprehensive stocktaking of today’s energy, sustainable solutions and potential technological innovations:

Reduce CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions can be reduced by developing low carbon-emitting energy technologies and reducing energy demand. Carbon storage and capture, renewable technologies production, use of hydrogen, development nuclear fusion technology, here are some examples of what will be presented, explained and experienced.

Living energy efficiency.
Energy consumption manner can be influenced by energy efficient technologies, education, habits, policies and regulations. Solutions and best practices for sustainable consumption of energy will be also presented.

Energy for all.
Energy is a basic need and right for humanity. It is “essential for sustainable development and combatting poverty.” United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
However, 20% of the world’s population lacks access to electricity and 40% still use biomass for cooking. It is estimated that $ 36 billion investment would enable the implementation of good installations for electricity and cooking around the world. Astana Expo 2017 will showcase the solutions that could be developed in the least electrified regions of the world, such as decentralized energy systems.