of the International scientific conference «Modern problems of ecological culture and sustainable development of society», held on October 4-5, 2013, in Almaty within the framework of the Year of ecological culture and environment protection in CIS.

Conference organizers: Scientific-research institute of ecology

   Holding the international scientific conference «Modern problems of ecological culture and sustainable development of society» arouse huge interest among academia of local and foreign scientists of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, and several universities of Europe, the People’s Republic of China, USA, etc. Such attention indicates timeliness, opportuneness and necessity of regularly holding of such scientific conferences devoted to ecological culture and sustainable development of society in Kazakhstan.

   The conference gathered together vast number of guests from different SRI and higher educational institutions of the RK, and also near and far abroad countries.   Geographical spread of participants was presented by scientists from Almaty, Astana, Karagandy, Semey, Shymkent, Pavlodar, Taldykorgan, Jezkazgan, Aktau, Aktobe, Oral; Moscow, Dubna, Yekaterinburg, Perm (Russia), Baku (Azerbaijan), Urumqi (PRC), Leipzig (Germany), Warsaw (Poland), Istanbul (Turkey), USA, etc. In total 147 reports were presented at the conference, among them there were 50 oral and 97 poster presentations. Program of the conference, held in Almaty, included plenary meeting and sessions in 3 sections: «Vernadskiy V.I. – noospheric ecological culture and sustainable development», «Theoretical and applied aspects of ecology, biology and biotechnology», «Ecological mechanisms of transferring to «green» economy». Sections mentioned above were held on the bases of three different faculties: faculty of geography and nature management, faculty of biology and biotechnology, and the Higher school of economy and business.
   Problems of ecological culture and sustainable development, recent developments of Kazakhstan and foreign scientists conducting researches on ecological biotechnology and economical mechanisms of transferring to «green» economy were evidently reflected and scientific knowledge of ecological connections and relationships within the system «man – society - nature» was also revealed during the conference. It was highlighted in scientists’ reports and discussions, that inextricable connection between fundamental and applied researches of various science branches can be clearly seen at the current level of the ecological culture development.