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Location: Europe, Asia and the Pacific

Sectors: Sustainable energy: access, efficiency and renewables; Green industry, material efficiency and waste minimization;

Type: Regional

Year: 2010


Astana Green Bridge Initiative
The overarching goal of the Astana Initiative, adopted in 2010, is the development of regional, interregional and intersectorial cooperation, and the creation of the environment for introduction of ?green? economy principles in Europe and Asia and the Pacific.

The overarching goal of the Astana Initiative, adopted in 2010, is the development of regional, interregional and intersectorial cooperation, and the creation of the environment for introduction of "green" economy principles in Europe and Asia and the Pacific.

The initiative was adopted at the VI Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific in October 2010 and approved by the UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy for discussion at the VII Pan European Conference "Environment for Europe" to be held in September 2011 in Astana. The Astana ?Green Bridge? Initiative is a bridge between: Europe and Asia and the Pacific; business and environment; developed and developing countries; science and practice; economy growth and conservation of natural resources; intellectual property and general accessibility to them.
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