Kazakhstan, the largest landlocked country in the world, is particularly vulnerable to climate change. At present, coal-fired power stations provide some 80% of electricity generation in Kazakhstan while renewable energy resources account for less than 1%. However, the Government of Kazakhstan intends to increase the share of renewables significantly and has in the past few years made great strides in this direction.
KazakhstanUNSC.com – a multilingual website dedicated to Kazakhstan’s bid to secure a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the years 2017/18 – is pleased to present the tenth in a series of informative Occasional Papers, entitled “Kazakhstan’s Green Agenda”, online as of today.
Kazakhstan’s ambition is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% below 1992 levels by 2050, as well as halve its dependence on fossil fuels and generate 50% of its electricity from renewable energy by that date. This paper details the steps Kazakhstan is taking to reach these ambitious goals, focusing on the implementation of green energy, nuclear power, the adoption of resource-saving technologies and the country’s leadership on the international stage.
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