CAIER for the first time was presented at the MINEX Forum

CAIER (Central Asian Institute of Environmental Research) acted as an exhibitor of MINEX-2023 the largest mining and exploration forum.

On April 19-20 the largest event in Central Asia on the development of mining industry and critically important raw materials was hosted in Astana - the 13th MINEX Forum.

The event, organized under the theme "Managing natural resources to accelerate national development," was attended by more than 500 industry subsoil users, investors, heads of ministries and experts from 224 companies and organizations from 30 countries of the world.

CAIER, since its foundation in 2012, has been actively developing the environmental direction, at the moment the institute provides all types of environmental services, including ESG consulting. And in 2021, it was decided to introduce a geochemical direction: the analytical laboratory currently implements the following services:

• Sample preparation;

• Assay test (with gravimetric/atomic absorption analysis);

• Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS);

• Atomic-absorption spectroscopy (ААS);

• Conducting scientific work in the field of geochemical research.

"The RND laboratory of CAIER is equipped with the latest equipment for conducting research in the environmental and geochemical spheres. The institute has a wide range of accredited services, as well as a number of inventions and patents. Participation in the MINEX Forum for CAIER is no coincidence, since in its work the Institute uses best practices that comply with international standards and the UN SDGs", said Aselle Tasmagambetova, ecologist, founder of CAIER.

CAIER paid special attention to the systematic development of the professional ESG agenda in Kazakhstan, for this purpose the institute held a number of training events for the professional community.

The importance of sustainable development and ESG confirmed the final session of MINEX "Green Transformation and Climate Management in the Agenda of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises Development".

The mining and metallurgical industry is one of the three largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Green transformation, climate management and mining waste management are important to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. The transition to carbon neutrality will require huge investments in the creation of new products and energy technologies. Kazakhstan is taking steps to promote sustainable development and green transformation. The country has committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 It is expected that by 2025, the 50 largest companies, which account for 80% of emissions in Kazakhstan, will switch to the best available technologies.

Experts and industry representatives discuss changes in the requirements of environmental legislation and ESG transformation of the mining industry in Kazakhstan at the session.