Conference “The transition to “a green economy” through the introduction of environmentally – friendly technologies” in the framework of Latvia – Kazakhstan collaboration was held in Riga, Latvia from 5 to 7 December, 2013.

The aim of the conference was to consider the opportunities of the cooperation between Kazakhstan and Latvia in promotion of “green economy” and “green” business. The three-day event was organized by Green Bridge Forum in close collaboration with CLEANTECH LATVIA (Clean Technology Cluster of Latvia), Industrial Energy Efficiency Cluster of Latvia and Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Republic of Latvia.

The conference brought together politicians, non-governmental organisations and entrepreneurs working with environment issues from Latvia and Kazakhstan. GREEN BRIDGE FORUM 2013 conference had a positive impact on setting policy and assistance priorities in the cooperation between Kazakhstan and Latvian organisations and companies in the promotion of the “green economy” and “green” business.

Approximately 100 participants took part in Green Bridge Forum 2013: representatives of ministries, municipalities (akimats), corporate executives, business organizations of Kazakhstan and Latvia. The discussions, which were guided by the presentations of over 30 speakers, were at times lively and showed expressed commitment to the policies and principles of Green Economy.