International Inaugural Dialogue
Scaling up climate action in Eurasia:
Carbon farming and trading
Astana, Kazakhstan October 3, 2022
Supported by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Astana International Financial Centre, Block C 3.4
2022 World Investor Week in AIFC
International Inaugural Dialogue
Scaling up climate action in Eurasia:
Carbon farming and trading
Astana, Kazakhstan October 3, 2022
Supported by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Astana International Financial Centre, Block C 3.4
2022 World Investor Week in AIFC
The International Inaugural Dialogue “Scaling up climate action in Eurasia: Carbon farming and trading” is organized as part of the 2022 World Investor Week in AIFC The event will focus on the rationale of and potential avenues for setting up a carbon market involving various Eurasian states; on the possibility to establish a carbon exchange to support this market in Kazakhstan; and on the integration of the Eurasian carbon market with other, national and international, carbon markets. Challenges and opportunities of deploying a carbon farming industry in Eurasia will also be discussed. The conference proceedings will draw on the international knowledge and experience in the relevant fields.

SPEAKERS
Carbon benchmarking
site Kaluga’s Firs
Director
BRICS Competition Law
and Policy Centre
Director
School of Law, University
of Florence
Professor
University of Aberdeen
Professor
Claudio Lombardi
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Former Deputy Executive Secretary
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Associate Professor & Chair
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
& Principal Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Director
Advancing Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Program Director
Department of Carbon Markets, JSC "St. Petersburg International Commodity Exchange"
Deputy Head
Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Deputy Prime Minister
National ESG Club, CEO of AIFC Green Finance Centre
Chairman
Aidar Kazybayev
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (virtual)
Director General
Centre for Applied Research TALAP
Director
School of Ecology and
Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University (virtual)
Professor
Non-Carbon Development Directorate, Climate Policy and Green Technologies Department of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan (virtual)
Head
Gulmira Galieva
Ivan Starikov
Professor
Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Saule Moldabaeva
Director
Department of Strategic planning and Analysis, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The International Inaugural Dialogue “Scaling up climate action in Eurasia: Carbon farming and trading” is organized as part of the 2022 World Investor Week in AIFC The event will focus on the rationale of and potential avenues for setting up a carbon market involving various Eurasian states; on the possibility to establish a carbon exchange to support this market in Kazakhstan; and on the integration of the Eurasian carbon market with other, national and international, carbon markets. Challenges and opportunities of deploying a carbon farming industry in Eurasia will also be discussed. The conference proceedings will draw on the international knowledge and experience in the relevant fields.

SPEAKERS
Carbon benchmarking
site Kaluga’s Firs
Director
BRICS Competition Law
and Policy Centre
Director
School of Law, University
of Florence
Professor
University of Aberdeen
Professor
Claudio Lombardi
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Former Deputy Executive Secretary
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Associate Professor & Chair
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford & Principal Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Director
Advancing Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Program Director
Department of Carbon Markets, JSC "St. Petersburg International Commodity Exchange"
Deputy Head
Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Deputy Prime Minister
National ESG Club, CEO of AIFC Green Finance Centre
Chairman
Aidar Kazybayev
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (virtual)
Director General
Centre for Applied Research TALAP
Director
School of Ecology and
Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University (virtual)
Professor
Non-Carbon Development Directorate, Climate Policy and Green Technologies Department of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan (virtual)
Head
Gulmira Galieva
Ivan Starikov
Professor
Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Saule Moldabaeva
Director
Department of Strategic planning and Analysis, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan
PROGRAM
09.00 – 09.30
09.00 – 09.30
Registration, welcome coffee
09.30 – 09.55
09.30 – 09.55
Opening remarks
Aidar Kazybayev
Chairman of the National ESG Club, CEO of AIFC Green Finance Centre
Albert van Jaarsveld
Director General of the International Institute, Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (virtual)
09.55 – 10.20
09.55 – 10.20
Keynote Speech:

Michael Obersteiner
Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford & Principal Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
10.20 – 11.20
10.20 – 11.20
Panel discussion:
Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Action: The Eurasian and Global Perspectives

Moderator: Alexey Ivanov, Director, BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre

Speakers:
Serik Zhumangarin
Deputy Prime Minister — Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Pradeep Monga
Former Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Michael Obersteiner
Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford & Principal Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
11.20 – 11.35
11.20 – 11.35
Сoffee break
11.35 - 12.35
11.35 - 12.35
Panel discussion: Advancing carbon farming in Eurasia
Moderator
Claudio Lombardi, professor, Aberdeen University
Speakers:
Nikolai Durmanov
Director, Carbon benchmarking site Kaluga’s First
Abubakr Muhammad (virtual)
Associate Professor & Chair, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Shuhong Wu
Professor, School of Nature Conservation, Beijing Forestry University (virtual)
Ivan Starikov
Professor, Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Saule Moldabaeva
Director, Department of Strategic planning and Analysis, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan
12.35 - 13.35
12.35 - 13.35
Panel discussion: Towards a carbon market in Eurasia
Moderator: Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director, Advancing Systems Analysis Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Speakers:
Gulmira Galieva
Head, Non-Carbon Development Directorate, Climate Policy and Green Technologies Department of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan (virtual)
Ivan Rubanov
Deputy Head of the Department of Carbon Markets, JSC "St. Petersburg International Commodity Exchange"
Ettore Maria Lombardi
Professor, School of Law, University of Florence
13:35
13:35
Closing of Event
Closing remarks:
Rakhim Oshakbayev
Director, Centre for Applied Research TALAP
VENUE
Astana International Financial Centre
Mangilik El, bldg 55/18 Block C 3.4


Astana city
The Republic of Kazakhstan
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