Energy Conservation

Kazakhstan will be the first CIS country to implement a cap and trade policy on greenhouse gasses

  • Expo 2017

    Kazakhstan will decrease GHG emissions by 15 percent by 2020 and 25 percent by 2050, both equaling 1992 levels.

  • Kazakhstan 2050

    For Kazakhstan, the transition to a Green Economy is good macro economic policy. KZ projects the Green Economy will create 500,000 jobs and 1% GDP annually.

  • Astana Economic Form

    The Kazakhstan 2050 strategy sets the goal that 50 percent of Kazakhstan's energy consumption to come from renewable and alternative energy sources.

Introduction

According to President Nazarbayev’s ambitious 2050 Strategy, Kazakhstan will use renewable and alternative energy sources to create 50% of the electric capacity generated in Kazakhstan. This is just one component of Kazakhstan’s comprehensive initiative to transfer from one of the world’s premier hydrocarbon energy producers to a model “green” economy. In addition to green energy creation, Kazakhstan’s transition also focuses on water resource conservation, agriculture and waste management, and measures aimed at reducing carbon emissions. Kazakhstan will be the first CIS country to launch a cap and trade system to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Renewable & Alternative Energy

There are already more that 25 large renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan generating solar, wind and hydro-electric power. More projects are due to start this year...

Green Economy

For Kazakhstan, the transition to a Green Economy is good macro economic policy. KZ projects the Green Economy will create 500,000 jobs and 1% GDP annually.

50% from Green Sources

The Kazakhstan 2050 strategy sets the goal for 50 percent of Kazahstan's energy consumption to come from renewable and alternative energy sources.

Green Bridge Initative

Kazakhstan's Green Bridge Initiative addresses Sustainable Resources Development in the areas of green growth, low-carbon development, climate change...

Reduction of Greenhouse Gases

Kazakhstan will decrease GHG emissions by 15 percent by 2050, both equaling 1992 levels

Water Conservation

President Nazarbayev's 2050 Strategy also focuses on water resource management as a key component of the green revolution.

    Updates on Kazakhstan's Green Economy

  • EBRD to finance energy saving project in E Kazakhstan

    Posted at March 30, 2016

    Governor of the East Kazakhstan region Danial Akhmetov and Country Director of the EBRD for Kazakhstan Janet Heckman signed an agreement on financing two projects in the region worth KZT 7 bln 700 mln. With these funds, the cities of Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semey will replace street lighting with energy-saving bulbs. The implementation ...

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  • Water Use Key to Launch of Kazakhstan’s Transition to Green Economy

    Posted at March 3, 2016

    Kazakhstan’s Green Economy Concept policy, adopted in May 2013, aims to diversify the economy through the careful use of natural resources. The effective use of water, identified as the key pillar of the national concept, has driven the start of the joint project, “Supporting Kazakhstan’s Transition to a ...

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  • Nurly Zhol New Economic Policy to Help Kazakhstan Weather Global Economic Storm

    Posted at February 26, 2016

    In announcing Nurly Zhol one year ago, President Nazarbayev outlined five core goals that the fund would support. The first is to invest in short-term loans to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as larger enterprises. The second is to revive the banking sector by buying out “bad” ...

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