Welcome speech by the Governor of the Astana International Financial Centre Kairat Kelimbetov

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

 

On behalf of the Astana International Financial Centre I would like to welcome you at the virtual platform for the Green Finance System Kazakhstan — the project that is very important for all of us in terms of global transition to green economy.

 

This transition clearly points out the need for the development and implementation of the effective financial tools to support green growth and sustainable development.

 

Therefore, the introduction of green financial instruments is one of the key pillars of the Astana International Financial Centre development.

 

The concept of green finance is a relatively new trend in the global financial industry. This year, green finance was first included in the G20 summit agenda by the initiative of China.

 

Green finance, in fact, creates conditions for the mobilization of private capital for the green projects, being the driver for the transition to a green economy.

 

I hope this website will be the first discussion platform through which most daring decisions in the field of green finance will be realized.

 

I wish good luck to the GFS Kazakhstan!