Published On: 01-Sep-2020
The ecolabelling community and GEN family has lost an inspirational leader. Professor Mussagali Duambekov of Kazakhstan passed away this summer. In addition to managing the Eco-labelling programme of Kazakhstan, he was president of the Ecological Fund of Kazakhstan since 2009 and president of the International Academy of Ecology of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 2006.
During his long career Mr. Duambekov performed dozens of environmental impact assessments and drafted standards for emissions. He had more than 100 publications, 10 monographies, 10 textbooks, 17 inventions and 19 awards in his name. One only has to visit the International Academy of Ecology site to see Professor Duambekov’s passion for his work.
He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and colleagues.