The Republic of Kazakhstan has taken progressive steps to promote sustainable development with ambitious targets set out in its National Development Strategy, “Kazakhstan 2050” and its Green Economy Concept that has served as the strategic vision of the country on inclusive sustainable development since 2013. Strategic development planning reform launched at the beginning of 2021 has provided new opportunities for PAGE to raise the green economy ambition of the country – including through a Green Economy Concept update, a revised Environmental Code, Doctrine on Carbon Neutrality until 2060 and a 5-year National Project “Zhasyl (Green) Kazakhstan”. PAGE is also supporting the country’s green economic recovery through contributions to the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in Kazakhstan and the ’Strategic Plan for Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2025’.
The government has taken progressive steps to promote sustainable development with ambitious targets set out in its National Development Strategy Kazakhstan 2050 and its Green Economy Concept, which guide the country on inclusive sustainable development. Targets include sourcing up to 30 percent of energy from renewables by 2030, increasing to 50 percent by 2050. More generally, Kazakhstan seeks to promote greater economic diversification through greening its economy.
Kazakhstan aims to analyse different policy options related to its ‘Economic Recovery Plan’ working with key line ministries in the Green Economy Council on policy planning […]
Assessing policy options for Economic Recovery
Kazakhstan is committed to a comprehensive reform programme aimed at a greener, more inclusive and sustainable economy.
- Policy recommendations in support of a green economic recovery for key strategic documents, such as the ‘Strategic Plan for Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2025’;
- Technical assistance for developing policy actions in various economic sectors through the formulation of “National Project Green Kazakhstan”, with support from national policy experts and think tanks;
- Assessment of the impact of international green recovery policies and measures on the Kazakh economy, such as the EU Carbon Border Assessment Mechanism; and
- Public awareness initiatives, including TV programmes and peer learning events, to facilitate exchange on the importance of a green economic recovery.
PAGE work in Kazakhstan is aiming to contribute to the following SDGs: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) – through a focus on waste management and related energy and emission related challenges and opportunities; SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land) – through a focus on BATs.