Environment

September 28, 2019

Agricultural Potential of Central Asian Countries

Agriculture in Central Asia plays a crucial role in regional development. The region historically specializes in agricultural production and has high shares of rural population. During the Soviet Union, the agricultural south, where Central Asia belonged to, provided the center with the bulk of agricultural raw materials. Uzbekistan is still one […]
May 13, 2019

Asya Avrupa No: 40

Değerli Asya Avrupa okuyucuları, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Üniversitesi’ne bağlı Avrasya Araştırma Enstitüsü olarak her ay yayınladığımız ve dört dilde (Türkçe, Kazakça, İngilizce, Rusça) içerik barındıran haber analiz dergimiz Asya Avrupa 40. Sayısına erişmiş bulunuyor. Her zamanki gibi bu sayımızda da, Enstitü uzmanlarımız, Avrasya gündemini yakından ilgilendiren pek çok konuyu dikkatinize […]
April 30, 2019

The Aral Sea: is Recovery Still Possible?

The Aral Sea used to be the world’s fourth largest lake but has lost 90% of its volume since 1960s due to the Soviet Union’s massive water diversion and irrigation activities, mainly for cotton production. It is now one of the world’s largest man-made ecological disasters as the desiccation of […]
November 27, 2018

Climate Change in Kazakhstan: Consequences and Solutions

For quite a long time, issues related to climate change and its consequences have not received due attention in Kazakhstan, and virtually no fundamental scientific research on the current situation and possible scenarios of its development has been conducted. Although Kazakhstan ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in […]
November 22, 2018

Practical Aspects of Environmental Education

The problems of environmental protection are facing mankind with extraordinary urgency, acquiring not only a global scale but also very specific local dimensions. Thus, over the past few weeks, the active part of the population of Almaty has been participating in the discussion of an extremely sensitive problem for the […]
October 29, 2018

State Regulation of Agriculture in Kyrgyzstan

The state regulation of agriculture refers to the economic impact of the state on the production, processing and sale of agricultural products, raw materials and food. The main objective of such regulation is to ensure sustainability and development of the agricultural sector. Today, this sector is an integral part of […]
November 17, 2017

Development of Hydropower Sector and its Impact on Energy-Environment Nexus In Central Asia

This research project is a combination of a comprehensive desk study and a field research on the environment and energy nexus in Central Asia. This final report seeks to produce rec- ommendations based on experiences and needs of the people of the region, supported by a fieldwork and in cooperation […]
November 1, 2017

Environmental Issues and Regulations at the Kashagan Oilfield

The Kashagan oilfield is located in the nature reserve area of the northern part of the Caspian Sea. The waters here are shallow with depth of two to ten meters. Moreover, the area has an extreme weather conditions with hot summers and cold winters. Due to the shallowness of waters […]
June 14, 2017

Ecology and Religion

Religion can interact with the new realities, “challengers” as we often say, social and scientific processes, as well as create new meanings and correct personal and social beliefs. Religion can contribute to the solution of today’s social problems, such as environmental, act as an incentive for the development of education, […]
June 13, 2017

Successful Mining of “Flammable Ice”.

According to the China Geographical Survey, China has successfully mined so-called “flammable ice,” officially known as methane hydrates, in the South China Sea, which is a remarkable event since this is the first case of successful methane extraction from hydrates. 16 thousand cubic meters of gas is being extracted daily […]