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For the Third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

ББК 20.1
К 11

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Design and layout: E.Panyukova
Translation from Russian: G.Kempf, M.Kinman, and K.Watters

К 11    For the Third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention. – Almaty, 2008. – 144 p.

This publication reflects the environmental situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the country’s implementation of the decision of the Second Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). The publication is timed for the Third Meeting of the Parties to the Convention (Riga, Latvia, June 11-13, 2008). The Republic of Kazakhstan has approached this event with far from comforting results.

Publisher: The Ecological Society Green Salvation.
The Republic of Kazakhstan, 050000, Almaty, Shagabutdinova Street, 58, apt.28.
Telephone: 253-62-56; e-mail:; website:

ББК 20.1
ISBN 9965-9560-6-5

© The Ecological Society Green Salvation, 2008
© Design – E.Panyukova, 2008

Submitted to publisher 04.05.08. Approved for printing 26.05.08.
Number of copies printed: 400.

Printed by “PRINT-S Ltd.”, Almaty, Zhibek Zholy St., 60/18, telephone/fax: 386-52-52.


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The Ecological Society Green Salvation 


Republic of Kazakhstan’s Fulfillment of the Decisions of the Second Meeting of the Parties
Sergey Kuratov


Appendix 1. 
The Evolution of Kazakhstan’s Environmental Protection Legislation   


Appendix 2.
Monitoring Compliance with the Aarhus Convention 
Nataliya Medvedeva


Appendix 3.
Public Access to Environmental Information in Kazakhstan
Svetlana Spatar


Appendix 4.
Pardon Us, World Heritage! Or Ecocide for Personal Gain