The Scientific and Educational Center “Green Academy” together with the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, KAZENERGY, AMME with the support of the EU delegation, EBRD in Kazakhstan held the Third Climate Dialogue in a hybrid format (off/on-line) on August 18, 2022 in the city of Nur-Sultan on the topic “Priorities and mechanisms of the Strategy for achieving carbon neutrality of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2060”. The event was attended by over 100 representatives of government agencies (MNE, MEGNR, MIID,ME, MIT, MES), international financial institutions (World Bank, EBRD, ADB, Islamic Bank) and organizations (CICA, UNDP, US Embassy in Kazakhstan, GIZ, EY, EGA, NCOC), business (KMG, Samruk-Energo, Kazakhmys, AMT, Kazatomprom, Kostanay Minerals, etc.), National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan «Atameken», KEA, Chamber of Energy Auditors and Energy Experts of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other associations and NGOs.

The welcoming speech was delivered by K.Ibrashev, General Director of KAZENERGY, Deputy Ambassador of the EU Delegation M.Madalinsky, Executive Director of AMME N.Radostovets.

The moderator of the dialogue was a member of the Council for Green Economy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Director of the REC “Green Academy” B.Yessekina.

The meeting participants discussed the draft Strategy for achieving Carbon Neutrality of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2060, prepared by a group of national experts, which was presented by the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Economic Research of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan – K. Beysengazin. Proposals for the Strategy were made by the Deputy Director of the EBRD, Regional Head of the Department of Energy Resources, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa E. Ramazanov on the bank’s policy in the field of low-carbon development. Proposals in the field of decarbonization of the fuel and energy complex were made by Acting Chairman of the Board of JSC “Samruk–Energo” S.Tutebayev, Executive Director of “KAZENERGY” M.Kalmenov, Executive Director of the “Qazaqreen Associations” T.Shalabayev, Director of the Department of Low-carbon Development of NC “Kazmunaygas” R.Zhampiisov. The issues of attracting climate investments were presented by the Director General of the GFC A.Kazybayev.

During the discussion, the participants of the Dialogue approved the structure, general approaches, principles, and sectoral policy of the presented document. At the same time, the speakers noted the need to finalize the document regarding the definition of target indicators in the field of reducing hydrocarbon production and the timing of their achievement, in the field of improving climate incentives, tariff regulation and carbon pricing.

It is planned that this document, after completion, will be submitted to the Government as a document of the highest level of the current state planning system of Kazakhstan.

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