Kazakhstan

Law on the transition to green economy

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2016
The purpose of the law (full name: 'On introducing amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on the transition to green economy") is to improve legislation related to ecology and renewable energy.
 Changes are made to the Land, Water, Environment, Tax, and Enterprise Codes to introduce or strengthen sustainable practices (e.g. updated environmental and natural resources protections, extended producer responsibility, improved standards for water consumption, sustainable waste management).
 In direct relation to climate change, the law supplements the law 'on supporting the use of renewable energy sources' with amendments further supporting renewable electricity, creation of a renewable energy reserve fund, and improvement of the mechanisms for connecting renewable sources to national electric grid.
Full text (Kazakh) can be found here

Documents
  • Cut CO2 emissions in electric power industry to baseline, then 40% below--- by 2020, 2050 against a 2012 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2012
  • 10% cut energy intensity of GDP, then 25%, then 50% by 2015, 2020, 2050 against a 2008 baseline
    Energy | Intensity target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2008
  • 3% wind power of total electricity production by 2020, then 10% by 2030
    Energy | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020, 2030
  • 50% renewable in electric power industry by 2050
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2050
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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