JSC "Zhasyl damu" was created by converting the Republican State Enterprise on the right of business, "Kazakh Research Institute of Ecology and Climate" of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, pursuant to Government Decree #978 of 26.07.2012, and registered in the judiciary in March 2013 year. History of RSE "KazNIIEK" originates more than 60 years ago. The Institute was founded December 15, 1951 #4943 in Alma-Ata on the basis of the Almaty Geophysical Observatory to address hydrometeorological transhumance of the republic and its prey by the Council of Ministers of the USSR. First, as the Kazakh Research Hydrometeorological Institute (KazNIGMI) of the Main Administration of the Hydrometeorological Service under the Council of Ministers and then to ensure that the obligations of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and other international agreements, as well as for the development and implementation of the State Environmental Policy hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 16 August 1995 #1129 on the basis of established KazNIGMI Kazakh Research Institute of Environmental Monitoring and climate (KazNIIMOSK), later reorganized into an independent legal entity RSE "KazNIIEK".
For three quarters of a century made significant progress in the formation of a number of research areas, ensuring the development and implementation of state environmental policy, environmental security, development of environmental regulations and standards, improve environmental protection laws and the obligations of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the international conventions for the protection of the environment and the climate.
In 2012, the Ministry of the Environment under the Government's decision to reduce the quasi-public sector of the economy, part of the function of RGP were transferred to the competitive environment, and decided to reorganize the institution in JSC "Zhasyl damu" before which set new goals and objectives.