Kazakhstan’s PM talks measures to achieve carbon neutrality

Kazakhstan Materials 4 November 2021 12:00 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 4


The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin at a government meeting listed the measures through which Kazakhstan plans to achieve carbon neutrality, Trend reports on Nov. 6.

According to Mamin, carbon neutrality in Kazakhstan will be achieved by increasing the sustainability of land use and water use, energy efficiency of the economy, electrification and widespread use of clean and renewable energy sources.

Mamin said that when implementing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the potential of market mechanisms and private investment will be maximized.

“In addition, we have joined the Declaration on Forests and Land Use and the Commitment to Education and Youth Engagement. Today, as part of the work to improve the environment in the Aral Sea, on the drained seabed, work continues to plant saxaul on an area of ​​1.1 million hectares. The implementation of projects for the construction of waste processing plants will begin in six cities next year,” the PM noted.

He also noted that Zhasyl Kazakhstan (Green Kazakhstan) national project is aimed at improving the quality of atmospheric air, improving the waste management system, preserving the ecosystems of the country's water bodies, biodiversity and the development of specially protected natural areas.

“Administrations of the cities are implementing road maps to improve the environmental situation. Today, only 62 percent of the events foreseen for 2021 are executed. The lowest performance rate is in West Kazakhstan, Pavlodar, Atyrau regions and the city of Shymkent. In this regard, I instruct the governors to intensify their work and ensure the implementation of all planned activities,” Mamin stressed.