Green Technology Hub is a subsidiary of the Green Finance Center of the Astana International Financial Center. Its goal is to support green and socially significant projects, as well as to support businesses in achieving carbon neutrality. The Hub is a certified international center of excellence in managing and developing global business in 'green technologies'.
The private company Green Technology Hub provides the following services:
- Business consulting
- Green project management support
- GPM certification
- Sale of I-REC certificates.
One of the Sustainable Development Goals is Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Inclusive and sustainable industrialization, coupled with innovation and infrastructure, can unleash dynamic and competitive economic forces that generate employment and income. They play a key role in introducing and promoting new technologies, facilitating international trade, and enabling efficient use of resources.
However, the world still has a long way to go to fully realize this potential. In particular, the least developed countries need to accelerate the development of their manufacturing sector if they are to achieve the 2030 target and increase investment in scientific research and innovation.
Innovation and technical progress are crucial to finding long-term solutions to both economic and environmental challenges, such as increasing resource efficiency and energy efficiency. Worldwide, the volume of investment in research and development (R&D) as a percentage of GDP increased from 1.5% in 2000 to 1.7% in 2015 and remained almost unchanged in 2017, but in developing regions, it was less than 1%.
As for communication infrastructure, now more than half of the world's population is connected to the internet, and almost all of the world's population lives in an area covered by some mobile network. According to estimates, in 2019, 96.5% of the world's population was covered by at least a 2G network.