Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 13 / Trend /
The Caspian: Technologies for the Environment (CTE) International Exhibition will take place in Azerbaijan for the first time on 2-4 November. The event will be held in Baku Expo Centre, with the support and active participation of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan. CTE is the biggest event for environmental protection in the Caspian and Caucasus regions, and will present innovations in environmental protection and natural resource management. The exhibition is organised by ITE Group plc (UK) and its partner in the Caucasus, Iteca Caspian.
The aim of the exhibition and conference is to aid the implementation of the government's programme to ensure environmental security, and promote and introduce in Azerbaijan innovative environmental equipment and technologies that will help preserve natural resources and improve the public's quality of life.
Today, Azerbaijan has acceded to all the international conventions on environmental protection relevant to the country, and a special Public Environmental Council has been established under the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan.
The country's leadership is giving a lot of attention to environmental issues, and the declaration of 2010 as the "Year of the Environment" in Azerbaijan gave a strong impetus to the work being done towards improving the environment. The CTE exhibition has become necessary because of the importance of environmental protection, and the need to study and adopt the best international practices in waste management, recycling, water purification and alternative energy.
The show will bring together leading players from the Azerbaijani and international clean technologies market, scientists, government officials and companies offering products and services in the field of environmental protection, recycling and purification. The exhibition will present the latest developments in the effective use of natural resources and renewable resources (wind, water, earth), and showcase the latest alternative energy equipment, attracting the attention of millions of people to environmental issues and their resolution.
The exhibitors include companies from Azerbaijan, Israel, France, Moldova, USA, Turkey, Czech Republic and other countries. Germany and Latvia will participate in the project with national groups. Moldova is also expected to participate with a national stand.
Visitors will be able to see natural resource management, alternative and renewable energy, and water purification products and projects from leading companies in the field. SOCAR and BP are implementing a number of major environmental projects aimed at eliminating the consequences of the long-term development of oil and gas fields in Azerbaijan.
These companies are seeking to reduce the damage to the environment caused by the production and processing of hydrocarbons. Significant funds have been allocated for establishing treatment facilities, and for cleaning and greening oil-contaminated soil areas. The exhibition will include a presentation of an eco park established by SOCAR in the Khazar district of Baku.
At least 50 percent of the park's electricity needs are provided by alternative energy sources. The park has four wind turbines and several solar panels. There will also be presentations of the Samur-Yalama National Park.
By demonstrating the achievements in the environmental protection sector, CTE 2011 will enhance cooperation on environmental issues between regional and international public and government organisations, and facilitate experience sharing in energy conservation and alternative energy.