Qazaq Green Fest will take place on May 25-26

Topic of the event: “Energy security of Kazakhstan: low-carbon transition”.

The problem of energy security is one of the most pressing in the light of global trends, geopolitical challenges and the current state of development of the electric power industry of Kazakhstan. More than 100 countries have declared their goals for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050-2060. Given the growing geopolitical confrontation, many countries around the world have accelerated the transformation of energy systems and the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. At the same time, Kazakhstan has faced a number of problems in the energy sector: the problem of shortage of electricity generation, the obsolescence of generating capacity, the growth of emergency shutdowns of equipment, the lack of maneuvering capacity, increasing dependence on flows from neighboring countries.

Within the framework of international obligations on climate change, Kazakhstan joined the Paris Agreement and set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% absolutely, and by 25% conditionally by 2030 in case of international support. Thus, the total greenhouse gas emissions of the country in 1990 amounted to 386 million tons of CO2, and in accordance with the commitments, by 2030, Kazakhstan must not exceed the level of emissions equal to 328 million tons of CO2.

In order to ensure the energy transition and the implementation of objectives for low-carbon development in February 2023, the Strategy for achieving carbon neutrality of Kazakhstan until 2060 was adopted, which involves the gradual reduction of dependence on coal-fired power generation in the country. In accordance with the task set by the Head of State, the share of renewable energy sources in the total generation of electricity by 2030 should reach 15%.

Understanding the importance of the process of decarbonization of the country’s economy and ensuring low-carbon transition for energy security and sustainable development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Association of RES “Qazaq Green” holds II International Business Festival for RES Qazaq Green Fest on May 25-26 2023. The festival will gather all key industry players: domestic and foreign RES investors, international experts and recognized world leaders – equipment manufacturers, representatives of international organizations and financial institutions, design and engineering companies.

During the Festival a welcome speech of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is expected. The participation was confirmed by deputy of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Evgeniy Bolgert, deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Duisenbay Turganov, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zulfiya Suleimenova, Minister of Energy Almassadam Satkaliev. Mr. Marco Alberti, Ambassador of Italy to Kazakhstan, Ms. Cathy Leach, British Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Mr. Suhrob Khodjimatov, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Kazakhstan will take part in the discussions, moderators and speakers.

The Festival is officially supported by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The topics of the panel sessions will be:

  • Issues of energy security of Kazakhstan;
  • Strategic vision for the development of the electric power industry of Kazakhstan;
  • Reducing the carbon footprint at the corporate level;
  • Development of small-scale RES;
  • Carbon markets: international experience and prospects for development in Kazakhstan;
  • Further ways of RES development in Kazakhstan: plans, problems and prospects;
  • Prospects of introducing affordable financing instruments for RES;
  • Implementation of energy storage systems;
  • Development of domestic investment in RES;
  • ESG-policy: gender aspects and corporate governance, etc.

The result of discussions will be a Charter – an appeal to the Government of Kazakhstan from the business community of renewable energy industry for the further development of RES in Kazakhstan.

Also within the framework of the Festival the Association holds the Contest among representatives of mass media on the best materials on development of renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan. The contest will be held in four categories: “The best publication in the print media”, “The best TV story on TV channel”, “The best publication in the Internet publication” and “For the best coverage of the topic of preparation for the International Business Festival on RES “Qazaq Green Fest”. Winners of each nomination will get money prize. Detailed information about the contest terms and conditions can be found at The announcement of the results and the awarding ceremony will take place during the festival on May 25, 2023.

The event will also include:

  • A charity event for the children of the Schuchee Children’s Home.
  • Exhibition of industry leaders and key players of Kazakhstan RES.

Registration for the Festival and media accreditation is open until May 20,