"Environment for Europe" Ministerial Conference - Kazakhstan
The Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference will take place from 21 to 23 September 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan, convened by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Environmental Policy. The two main themes for the Conference are Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems; and Greening the Economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development. The “Environment for Europe” process provides a high-level platform for environmental discussions for stakeholders from member States, intergovernmental organizations, regional environmental centres, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and other major groups across the 56 countries of the UNECE region. The Astana Ministerial Conference is expected to address identified environmental issues of common concern, with a focus on the Central Asian sub-region.