The Aral International Forum of Sustainable Development will be held on May 30 – 31, 2017 in Kyzylorda.
The main organizers of the Forum: Akimat of Kyzylorda oblast, “Astana” International scientific complex and Executive Board of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Co-organizers of the Forum: Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Institute of Geography of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Forum will include:
– State bodies of Kazakhstan and of other states.
– Embassies of the Central Asian states in Kazakhstan, and of other states of near and far abroad.
– International and regional organizations,
– Scientific and public organizations, business structures and expert community of the Central Asian and other regions of the world.
The purpose of the Forum: To raise the general awareness of the environmental and socio-economic problems of the Aral Sea area, to draw the world’s attention to its topical issues in accordance with the Global Goals of Sustainable Development. Another component of the Forum is the strengthening and further development of business and partnership relations between state bodies of countries and international organizations, business structures for the successful implementation of socio-economic, environmental, educational projects and programs of the Aral Sea basin.
The forum consists of two parts:
The first part of the Forum is theoretically-methodological and conceptual in nature and includes information and scientific reports on the most pressing problems of the Aral region, as well as other world ecological analogues, speeches of the heads of central state bodies and international organizations, presentations of works, programs, road maps of outstanding scientists and authoritative scientific research structures, international organizations of the modern world.
The second part will include reports on projects already implemented in the Central Asian region and the Syr Darya and the Aral Sea basin; presentation of new applied projects for the rehabilitation of the Aral Sea and adjacent areas; signing of memorandums and contracts providing investments in restoration of the Aral Sea, preservation of its biodiversity, planting of greenery and desertification of the region, construction of roads and industrial facilities, development of social infrastructure, etc.
In general, the Forum’s platform, created today, will primarily help solve the most urgent problems of sustainable development of the Aral Sea, prevent interstate conflicts in the joint use of water resources, consolidate and promote promising ideas and progressive vision based on scientific approaches of the latest technologies.
Along with the discussion of environmental and socio-economic issues of the Aral Sea, the Forum will address topical problems of other regions of the world, including industrial ecology, global climate change, integrated water issues, and positive experience in solving these problems in the modern world.