The event was attended by the Chairman of the Presidium of the Association of Environmental Organizations of Kazakhstan A.N. Nazarbayeva, director of the Library of Elbasy B.B. Temirbolat, Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan M.M. Mirzagaliyev, member of the board of directors of UN PAGE, director of the Planet division at UNITAR A.Mackay, deputy of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan E.N. Abakanov, Professor, Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov, Academician of the Russian Ecological Academy S.N. Bobylev, UNDP Resident Representative in Kazakhstan Y. Berish and other well-known figures and experts in the field of environmental protection and conservation. Representatives of the territorial departments of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, youth labor groups “Zhasyl el”, teaching staff, undergraduates and doctoral students of the departments of ecology and biology of universities in Kazakhstan and volunteers of the Elbasy Library took part in the event via videoconference. Since gaining Independence, the strategic initiatives of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy have been aimed at improving the environment, expanding the use of renewable energy sources, and cultivating respect for nature. In 2007, at the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly, N.A. Nazarbayev proposed to develop a global energy and environmental strategy and discuss it at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development.