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Kyrgyzstan has partnered with the United Nations Development Program to help combat projected climate change in the country.1 The UNDP has helped the government develop a plan that will take around five years to complete and is set to be completed by the end of 2016.2 This plan will help the country to include policies of environmental sustainability and resilience to climate change into new government policies and into educational programs for the citizens.3 Air pollution presents a major environmental concern for Kyrgyzstan, particularly in urban areas, and water pollution is also becoming a growing concern.4 Since the 1950â's, Kyrgyzstan has experienced steadily growing annual temperatures, and regionally, temperatures are now three times higher than the global annual temperature increase.5

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1http://www.kg.undp.org/content/kyrgyzstan/en/home/operations/projects/environment_and_energy/env-protection-for-sustainable-development/
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4http://naturvernforbundet.no/international/environmental-issues-in-kyrgyzstan/category937.html
5 Ibid
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Kyrgyzstan News

Aljazeera.com 
Omurbek Babanov, who lost Kyrgyzstan's bitterly-fought presidential election to Sooronbai Jeenbekov, on Monday seemed willing to accept the result without challenge, paving the way for the republic's first peaceful transfer of power. Jeenbekov is to ... See more..
The Kathmandu Post 
Kyrgyzstan lead the standings with six points from two matches while Uzbekistan are second with three points but have played only one game. Nepal and Tajikistan, who will clash in their last match on Tuesday, are yet to open account in the points table. See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
BISHKEK (Reuters) - European observers said on Monday there had been "numerous and significant procedural problems" during the vote count in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election on Sunday, but praised the orderly transfer of power in the volatile Central ... See more..
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The Guardian 
There's something very odd about Kyrgyzstan's upcoming presidential election. The vote is less than a week away, and nobody knows who is going to win. In a region known for ageing autocrats and rigged elections, Kyrgyzstan is a strange anomaly. See more..
Reuters 
BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan began voting on Sunday in a presidential election with no candidate expected to win outright and observers predicting a close runoff between two pro-Russian candidates, one of whom is backed by the outgoing leader. See more..
AzerNews (blog) 
The problem of veterinary control on the border with Kazakhstan is maintained from the moment of Kyrgyzstan's entry into the EAEU. To fully participate in its activities, the country was set to create bio-laboratories designed to issue certificates of ... See more..
Reuters 
BISHKEK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - European observers said on Monday vote-buying and significant procedural problems marred Kyrgyzstan's presidential vote, though they praised the move towards an orderly transfer of power in the volatile ex-Soviet state. See more..
TODAYonline 
Presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov, surrounded by his family members, casts a ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Bishkek. Photo: Reuters. mail · Share. Published: 3:45 PM, October 16, 2017. BISHKEK - Kyrgyz opposition ... See more..
Mehr News Agency - English Version 
“The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes the outcome of the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan and is ready to broaden relations with Kyrgyzstan more than ever,” reiterated Bahram Ghasemi, the Spokesperson of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on ... See more..
Global Voices Online (blog) 
Formerly communist Kyrgyzstan is the only country in its authoritarian neighbourhood to host genuinely competitive presidential elections. To the north of the mountainous Central Asian republic lies Kazakhstan, which has been ruled by 77-year-old ... See more..
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Geography

Central Asia, west of China, south of Kazakhstan
Area

Total 199,951 sq km
Land 191,801 sq km
Water 8,150 sq km

Climate

dry continental to polar in high Tien Shan Mountains; subtropical in southwest (Fergana Valley); temperate in northern foothill zone
Natural Resources

abundant hydropower; significant deposits of gold and rare earth metals; locally exploitable coal, oil, and natural gas; other deposits of nepheline, mercury, bismuth, lead, and zinc ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution; many people get their water directly from contaminated streams and wells; as a result, water-borne diseases are prevalent; increasing soil salinity from faulty irrigation practices

Demographics

Nationality
Kyrgyzstani
Population
5,548,042 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Kyrgyzstan is a poor, mountainous country with a dominant agricultural sector. Cotton, tobacco, wool, and meat are the main agricultural products, although only tobacco and cotton are exported in any quantity. Industrial exports include gold, mercury, uranium, natural gas, and electricity. The economy depends heavily on gold exports - mainly from output at the Kumtor gold mine - and on remittances from Kyrgyzstani migrant workers primarily in Russia. Following independence, Kyrgyzstan was progressive in carrying out market reforms, such as an improved regulatory system and land reform. Kyrgyzstan was the first Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) country to be accepted ...See More into the World Trade Organization. Much of the government's stock in enterprises has been sold. Drops in production had been severe after the breakup of the Soviet Union in December 1991, but by mid-1995, production began to recover and exports began to increase. In 2005, the BAKIEV government and international financial institutions initiated a comprehensive medium-term poverty reduction and economic growth strategy. The government made steady strides in controlling its substantial fiscal deficit, nearly closing the gap between revenues and expenditures in 2006, before boosting expenditures more than 20% in 2007-08. GDP grew about 8% annually in 2007-08, partly due to higher gold prices internationally, but slowed to 2.9% in 2009. The overthrow of President BAKIEV in April 2010 and subsequent ethnic clashes left hundreds dead and damaged infrastructure. Shrinking trade and agricultural production, as well as the political instability caused by the change in government, caused GDP to contract 0.5% in 2010. The fiscal deficit widened to 11% of GDP in 2010, reflecting significant increases in crisis-related spending, including both rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure and bank recapitalization. The economy grew 5.7% in 2011, but slowed to around 1% in 2012, primarily due to an 83% decrease in production from Kumtor. As a result, the budget deficit increased at year's end. Progress in fighting corruption, improving transparency in licensing, business permits and taxations, restructuring domestic industry, and attracting foreign aid and investment are key to future growth. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$13.5 billion (2012 est.); $13.62 billion (2011 est.); $12.85 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

2.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 19% of GDP (2011 est.); 18.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

tobacco, cotton, potatoes, vegetables, grapes, fruits and berries; sheep, goats, cattle, wool
Industries

small machinery, textiles, food processing, cement, shoes, sawn logs, refrigerators, furniture, electric motors, gold, rare earth metals