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Attracting Foreign Investment in Advanced Fossil Fuel Technologies

Published: 06 November 2012

On 14-15 November 2012 in Almaty, the United Nations is organizing a conference on attracting foreign investments in advanced fossil fuel technologies.

The conference will provide an opportunity to exchange views with the Government officials from nine countries—Afghanistan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan—as well as with representatives of investment and development banks and providers of advanced fossil fuel technologies.

In particular, the participants will:

  • Discuss foreign investment flows and ways to strengthen public-private partnerships in cleaner electricity production
  • Examine sustainable energy scenarios and opportunities arising from the green economy
  • Learn about investment opportunities in cleaner electricity production and related technologies

The conference is the final deliverable of a project implemented by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The conference is organized with the support of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and New Technologies and in collaboration with the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).

To register for the conference or get the conference agenda and background documents, please visit, or  contact Ms Marina Murina, at, or +41 22 917 2457.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Information Unit

Palais des Nations, 

CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Tel.: +41 (0) 22 917 44 44

Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 05 05