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Kazakhstan

Aarhus Centres Kazakhstan

Uralsk Aarhus Centre

Kazakhstan

Activities: Green economy, Water resource management, Implementation of the Aarhus Convention

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National Aarhus Centre of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Activities: Urban waste management, Sustainable development with focus on access to environmental information, Environmental legilsation, Eco-journalism, Youth empowerment, Aarhus Convention

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Kokshetau Aarhus Centre

Kazakhstan

Activities: Green economy, Environmental impact assessment, Youth empowerment, Gender mainstreaming in green economy issues

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Aarhus Centre in the Eastern Kazakhstan region

Kazakhstan

Activities: Urban waste, Extractive industries, including mining, Sustainable development, Environmental impact assessment

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Aarhus Centre Aktau

Kazakhstan

Activities: Environmental Impact Assessment, General support in implemenation of the Aarhus Convention

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Karaganda Aarhus Centre

Kazakhstan

Activities: General support to the implementation of the Aarhus Convention, Water resources management, Climate change

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Pavlodar Aarhus Centre

Kazakhstan

Activities: Climate Change, Extractive industries, including mining, Green economy, Water resources management, Urban waste, Youth empowerment

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Northern Kazakhstan Aarhus Centre

Kazakhstan

Activities: General support to the implementation of the Aarhus Convention, Green economy

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Aarhus Centre Burabay

Kazakhstan

Activities: Water resources management, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Urban waste management, Environmental impact assessment, Youth empowerment, Environmental legislation, Climate change, Hazardous waste, including uranium tailings, Sustainable Development, Green economy, Gender mainstreaming, Eco-Journalism

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Aarhus Centre Atyrau

Kazakhstan

Activities: Promotion of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Promotion of the green economy best practices and principles, Promotion of Intergrated Water Resources Management principles

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Aarhus Centre of Kyzylorda (Social Fund)

Kazakhstan

Activities: Climate change, Hazardous waste, including uranium tailings, Sustainable development, Green economy, Environmental impact assessment (EIA), Environmental legislation

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Aarhus Centre Aktobe

Kazakhstan

Activities: General support to the implementation of the Aarhus Convention

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Astana Aarhus Centre (Union of Aarhus Centres and Innovative Development Entities)

Kazakhstan

Activities: Climate change, Hazardous waste, including uranium tailings, Sustainable development, Green economy, Eco-journalism, Environmental impact assessment (EIA), Environmental legislation

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Almaty Aarhus Centre

Kazakhstan

Activities: Water resources management, Hazardous waste, including uranium tailings, Urban waste, Eco-journalism

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Climate change

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Eco-journalism

Environmental impact assessment (EIA)

Environmental legislation

Extractive industries, including mining

Gender mainstreaming

Green economy

Hazardous waste, including uranium tailings

Sustainable development

Urban waste

Water resources management

Youth empowerment

Other

In Kazakhstan, there are fifteen Aarhus Centres across the country. The first Aarhus Centre was established in 2001 in the city of Pavlodar. The other Aarhus Centres are located in Aktobe, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Karaganda, Kokshetau, Kyzylorda, Mangistau, Petropavlovsk, Burabay, Ust-Kamenogorsk, and Western Kazakhstan. In addition, the Union of Aarhus Centres and Innovative Development Entities is located in the capital Astana. The Aarhus Centres of Kazakhstan act as a bridge between the NGOs, local administration and the private sector and support environmental assessment and participatory decision-making. They also work to facilitate access to information in environmental matters for the public and to raise awareness of environmental and health-related risks. 

  • Aarhus Centre Aktau

    The Aarhus Centre Aktau promotes the dialogue platform among the regional authorities, subsoil users and NGOs through awareness-raising campaigns and improved access to environmental information.

  • Aarhus Centre Aktobe

    The Aarhus Centre Aktobe's goal is to improve access to information regarding environmental information and to ensure public participation in the decision making process. 

  • Aarhus Centre Atyrau

    The mission of Zhaiyk Caspian Aarhus Centre is to implement the norms of the Aarhus Convention on the territory of Zhaiyk-Caspian basin.

  • Aarhus Centre Burabay

    The activities of the Aarhus Centre of Burabay are aimed at organizing conditions for public access to information, participation in decision-making and access to justice.

  • Aarhus Centre in the Eastern Kazakhstan region

    The Aarhus Centre serves as a link between central and local state authorities and NGOs in the field of environmental policy and its implementation in the region of Eastern Kazakhstan.

  • Aarhus Centre of Kyzylorda (Social Fund)

    The Aarhus Centre Kyzylorda raises public awareness on access to justice in the field of environmental protection and organises several events to engage with different stakeholders.

  • Almaty Aarhus Centre

    The Aarhus Centre promotes the access to information, justice and public participation in decision-making process on environmental matters in the city of Almaty and the Almaty region.

  • Astana Aarhus Centre (Union of Aarhus Centres and Innovative Development Entities)

    The Aarhus Centre Astana assists in implementing the regional development programme and contributes to implementing the Aarhus Convention while monitoring the execution rights ensured by it.

  • Karaganda Aarhus Centre

    The Karaganda Aarhus Centre contributes to the environmentally safe and sustainable development of the Karaganda region and Kazakhstan.

  • Kokshetau Aarhus Centre

    The mission of the Kokshetau Aarhus Centre is to promote the implementation of the three pillars of the Aarhus Convention in the Akmola Province of Kazakhstan.

  • National Aarhus Centre of Kazakhstan

    The National Aarhus Centre of Kazakhstan promotes public participation in decision-making processes through access to information and justice in environmental matters.

  • Northern Kazakhstan Aarhus Centre

    The Northern Kazakhstan Aarhus Centre focuses on water management issues in the Northern part of Kazakhstan. 

     

  • Pavlodar Aarhus Centre

    The Pavlodar Aarhus Centre focuses on the protection of citizens rights for a healthy environment.

     

  • Uralsk Aarhus Centre

    The Uralsk Aarhus Centre promotes public participation in decision-making processes through providing access to information and justice in environmental matters.