Future Energy – that is the motto of the EPXO 2017 in Astana.
All will be about renewable energy. Buildings are rising under extreme weather conditions. Astana is in the middle between Europa and China! The place of the event is highly meaningful for showing the increasing cooperation between Europe and China on the Silk Road.
In Astana, in the middle of the step of Central Asia (card below!) winters are very cold down to -40 C, summers very hot up to +40 C.That is where the EXPO 2017 will take place from June to September 2017. It is a challenge!
The city of Astana is a challenge in itself: It is meant to show how human beings can master challenges of nature.
Modern buildings of world famous architects are impressive signs of what can be achieved.
Even at minus 20 degrees workers are isolating high rising buildings. Lets hope they will be paid respectively!
The motto of the EXPO 2017 is remarkable for this country, because Kazakhstan is rich with coal, oil and gas, and also uranium. The latter is sold to countries all over the world. In contrast to most, Kazakhstan considers nuclear energy a clean or green energy. Surely this will bring up some discussions!
Official about the EXPO 2017
Map of Kazakhstan and more information
Kasachstan und das Atom: Zentralasien Analysen, Dezember 2015