AKIPRESS.COM - An OSCE-supported roundtable discussion on environmental challenges in Almaty region, with the participation of some 35 representatives from the local authorities, the business community and environmental NGOs was held on July 29 in Taldykorgan, the OSCE reported.
The one-day event was organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan in partnership with the Association of Environmental Organizations.
It focused on planned development of tourism infrastructure in the nearby Sharyn Canyon and the potential effect of the infrastructure on the local landscape and biodiversity. Participants also discussed current environmental issues in Almaty region and how to address these in a discussion with government officials, environmental leaders and representatives of the tourism industry.
The event was part of the Programme Office’s long-term efforts to promote the green economy and sustainable development principles to strengthen environmental security in the host country.