Kazakhstan will take part in the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour movement on March 24th. According to the spokespeople of Kazakhstan’s Association of Environmental Organizations, the event will be marked in Astana between 7 pm and 10:30 pm. The Kazakh Energy Ministry will support the movement. More than two billion people from 175 different countries will take part in the international project simultaneously. Kazakhstan officially joined the Earth Hour nine years ago. This year, the republic will mark the ‘World Cleanup Day 2018’ for the first time. More than 150 countries will take part in the big project.

SALTANAT RAKHIMBEKOVA, CHAIRPERSON, COALITION FOR GREEN ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT OF G-GLOBAL:

 - The goal of this movement is not to save electricity, but to draw public attention to issues of ecology, environment and climate change. Therefore, this year, we are planning to engage 20 organizations in Astana. We are working with the mayor’s office. Electricity will be switched off for 10 minutes in the administrative centers of sixteen regions.

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