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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

Washington Post 
Reports that Russia is trying to persuade Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to send troops to Syria have sparked confused and carefully worded denials from those two countries. Vladimir Shamanov, head of the defense committee of Russia's State Duma, told the ... See more..
Transworld Snowboarding 
Just finishing up some time in Kyrgyzstan, check out the teaser above and then learn a bit more about the project below. We briefly sat down with Rafael Pease, the owner and founder, to pick his brain on snowboarding, Kyrgyzstan, and those golden eagles! See more..
EurasiaNet 
When it came time to discuss the rights of women and girls in Kyrgyzstan's parliament on June 22, the male members of the house decided they had somewhere better to be and took off. Discussions were organized as an opportunity for lawmakers to question ... See more..
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EurasiaNet 
The source of controversy is footage of an apparently acrimonious confrontation between local residents in Naryn, an economically depressed city in mountainous southeast Kyrgyzstan, and students from a new university in the area. Amid a cacophony of ... See more..
IHS Jane's 360 
Kyrgyzstan and Russia have signed a bilateral agreement on military-technical co-operation, the Russian government announced on 20 June following talks between Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Kyrgyz counterpart, Almazbek Atambayev, ... See more..
UN News Centre 
Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the Taza Koom Conference on Public Service in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. UN Photo/Vyacheslav Oseledko ... See more..
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty 
Atambaev is also expected to discuss economic ties with officials in Russia's republics of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, which are linguistically, culturally, and historically close to Kyrgyzstan. The country is a member of the Russia-led Eurasian ... See more..
Times of Central Asia (subscription) 
BISHKEK (TCA) — More than 100,000 people living in 52 villages across Kyrgyzstan are expected to benefit from improved access to quality water and sanitation services, thanks to US$ 36 million in additional financing for the Sustainable Rural Water ... See more..
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty 
The nomination of candidates in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election officially started on June 15, and the vote already promises to be one of the most interesting and exciting elections yet seen in Central Asia. Current Kyrgyz President Almazbek ... See more..
AKIpress (press release) (subscription) 
AKIPRESS.COM - The Business Development and Investments Council under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic suggests the State Registration Service ... 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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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