May 7, 2022

Flood Threat in Kazakhstan: Is the Source of the Problem Natural Causes or the Human Factor?

Due to the accelerating global-scale air pollution, the emission of various gasses into the atmosphere without much treatment increases the level of global warming. According to the United Nations data, the average global temperature has increased by 1.1°C since the industrialization period. Global warming, along with rising average temperatures, causes […]
May 11, 2021

Mutual Effects of Climate Change and Agriculture

Climate change remains one of the most important challenges and threats for humanity. It has substantial economic costs. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are externalities and represent the biggest market failure the world has seen [Stern, 2008].  Negative impacts of climate change vary across different sectors. Agriculture remains one of the […]
March 7, 2021

Global Environmental Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic and resulted lock-downs and border closures have significantly affected livelihoods of all people around the globe, resulting in a number of negative effects, such as COVID-19 related death and infection rates, economic crises due to closures of businesses and travel bans, school and university closures and as a […]
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 Okuyucularımız, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Uluslararası Türk-Kazak Üniversitesi’ne bağlı bir araştırma merkezi olarak çalışan Avrasya Araştırma Enstitüsü’nün aylık olarak çıkardığı Asya Avrupa dergisi 40. sayısına ulaşmış bulunuyor. İlk sayısından bugüne dek Avrasya coğrafyasındaki önemli siyasi, ekonomik ve sosyal gelişme ve dönüşümleri dört dilde analiz eden ve okuyucularına aktaran Asya Avrupa […]
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 […]