Blockchain for smart, sustainable and low carbon cities


July 2nd, 2018, the Chairman of the Board Dr. Anuarbek Sultangazin participated in the “Blockchain for smart, sustainable and low carbon cities” Panel session, which was held within the framework of “Global Silk Road. Cities’ Mayors Forum”. The session was organized by Science and Education center “Green Academy” in cooperation with Astana Akimat, Evercity (Singapore) and LLC “Termotekhnika”.

The event was aimed at the discussion of international experience in the field of low carbon development within the framework of Paris Climate agreement realization and implementation of blockchain to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by cities’ plants. 

The session was curated by Dr. Bakhyt Esekina, member of “green” economy council under President of Kazakhstan Republic, director of Science and Education center “Green Academy” and Mr. Xiaochen Zhang, president of FinTech4Good, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force.

The panel session was also attended by: Director of Entrepreneurship and investment department of Astana Akimat A. Abdykadyrov, TSB ITU (UN) Chairman Dr. Chaesub Lee,  U4SSC initiative partner and the head of “Russian Carbon Fund” Alexey Shadrin, Blockchain и  Fintech Accelerator (Moscow) founder and CEO Maxim Avdeev, the head of Center of Environmental economy and natural resources of NRU HSE (Russian Federation) Georgy Safonov, deputy division chief of targeted projects department of JSC “Strunnye tekhnologii” (Minsk, Belorussia) Svetlana Voloshina, AiraLabRus (Russian Federation), CEO Ivan Petrov, R&D “Termotekhnika” director Valentin Kim.

As a result of the discussions, a Memorandum of cooperation was signed between Astana Akimat, JSC “Science fund”, Fintech4Good and Science and Education center “Green Academy” aimed at joint research in the field of smart city and Astana city digitization.  Also, recommendations for blokchain implementation for reducing greenhouse gas emission on the national and city level for Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana and other cities of Kazakhstan Akimats were adopted.