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Kazakhstan launches environmental initiatives
Central Asian oil and gas giant is major polluter, but is looking to reduce carbon footprint.
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2012 09:03

Kazakhstan is the ninth largest nation in the world and possesses huge oil and gas reserves.

The country is also a major polluter. Recently, however, it has made headlines for environmentally friendly initiatives, with a new subway line being installed in the capital and the government arranging for bike lanes on the country's roads.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Almaty, the Kazakh capital.

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