Ban Ki-Moon: EXPO-2017 -important step towards green economy

17 May, 2018, 16:58 373
Ban Ki-Moon: EXPO-2017 -important step towards green economy

As the experts suppose the energy is a key issue in global economy’s development.

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization Ban Ki-Moon in frames of XI Astana Economic Forum told about an importance of promotion of the green economy in the developed countries of the world, correspondent reports.

We are to promote innovations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.  We have to promote investments in developing countries for the development of low-carbohydrate solutions. Astana Expo-2017 was also an important step towards creating a green economy. I know that Astana Expo was aimed at energy in the future and innovative, practical and economic solutions, " UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated speaking in the framework of the XI Astana Economic Forum.

As Ban Ki-Moon noted the energy is a key topic for global economic development. In this context, as an example, it mentioned one international organization which is being dynamically functioned in the sphere of achievement of green economy’s sustainable development.

"The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was established in Korea, Seoul in 2010. This organization supports countries to advance their goals within the framework of the Paris Agreement for the realization of the goal of sustainable development in the framework of the green economy, and therefore the Institute is working to support different countries on the promotion of green economy initiatives," the politician noted.

Also, the ex-Secretary General of the UNO is convinced that in the future, countries in their economies must ensure low-carbon sustainable development.

"Countries prioritize climate change, and leadership is needed to share an experience with others, such initiatives will unite Eurasia, where Kazakhstan is at heart," Ban Ki-moon said.

Recall, today, May 17, 2018, in frames of AEF, Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev presented International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects.

As reported earlier the AEF is being held in a new format. 500 guests from over 24 world countries take part in the event. The agenda of the Forum: resource sustainability and longevity to global security and the organization of megacities of the future. The forum will discuss 11 topics. Among them: urbanization of the population; the fight against inequality between the rich and the poor; The problems associated with the loss of anonymity due to the development of information technology.