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30 Sep
Oleh Proskuriakov: «Green Bridge» Initiative shall become a connecting link between Europe and Asia for implementing UN sustainable development principles
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On September 30th 2013 Minister Oleh Proskuriakov took part in the International Ministerial Conference within the framework of “Green Bridge” partnership programme.

“Green Bridge” programme provides practical tools to achieve global transition to «green» economy by promoting transfer of technologies and best practices in the environmental management and by way of implementing improved legal, economic and institutional conditions to drive the new wave of «green» industry.

Astana Green Bridge Initiative aims at establishing a platform for the dialogue between two great regions Europe and Asia. It is instrumental for environmental knowledge and technologies transfer.

At the opening of the event the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Prime-Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy and the senior partner of «Joschka Fischer and Company», the former Minister and the Vice Chancellor of Germany Joschka Fischer addressed the audience.

«The Initiative of the President of Kazakhstan «Green Bridge» may and shall become the very link between Europe and Asia that will allow to facilitate the exchange of experience, knowledge, technologies and practices both for resolving environmental challenges and creating the foundation for implementation of UN sustainable development principles», - said the Minister Oleh Proskuriakov in his remarks.

In his presentation Oleh Proskuriakov also highlighted the strategic importance of environmental policy as a fundamental issue on the global agenda. This is the imperative of ХХІ century. The government of Ukraine embraces the robust policy of implementation of current world environmental standards, including the priorities defined by the world leaders at the conference «Rio+20».

«Based on these principles the Government of Ukraine places the priority in the environmental area on cooperation with the international environmental organizations, institutions and in regional land bilateral cooperation with our partners», stated the leader of the Ministry of Environment.  

The Minister stressed that the President of Ukraine has clearly defined the key strategic priorities of the environmental policy as enshrined in the National Action Plan:

- Environmental protection and environmental pressure reduction;

- Harmonization of the national legal framework and practices in line with EU ACQUIS COMMUNAUTAIRE;

- Economization of the environmental policy and greening of economy.

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