BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.5
By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:
Kazakhstan intends to significantly reduce harmful impact on the environment, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev said, Trend reports citing the Central Communications Center of Kazakhstan.
He explained that decarbonisation is a process of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and generating electricity using renewable energy sources, which can significantly reduce the harmful impact on the environment. Following the world, Kazakhstan is moving along this path.
“Currently there is a tendency to decarbonize the world economy. To this end, the EU is introducing a "border carbon tax" on imported products from high-emission countries. This indicates the need to reduce emissions in order for Kazakh domestic products to remain competitive in the European markets,” he said.
In this regard, Mirzagaliyev said, the ministry has begun to develop the Concept of low-carbon development of Kazakhstan until 2050.
“This work will be completed in June 2021. Most recently, in December last year, at a summit on climate ambitions, Kazakhstan’s president announced that Kazakhstan is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. Along with the active implementation of renewable energy projects, this implies the development of hydrogen energy and technologies for capturing and storing carbon in the future,” the minister said.
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