On January 28-29 this year, with the support of the EBRD, the EU, AMT, ESGQ Rating Agency, a training seminar organized by the Green Academy Scientific and Educational Center took place.
The purpose of the event was to discuss the processes of carbon regulation and ESG integration in the world and the prospects for their improvement within the framework of achieving carbon neutrality in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Maratovich Asset Magauov, Yablonsky Vladimir – General Director of AMT, and Maira Karassayeva, the EBRD’s Chief Banker in Kazakhstan, made welcoming speeches. The moderator of the first day of the event was Dr. Bakhyt Yessekina, a member of the Green Economy Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Director of the REC “Green Academy”. The second day was opened with a welcoming speech by Kuanysh Yelikbayev, Chairman of the Committee for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Ministry of Technical Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Ermek Omarov, Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Regulation and Control of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The moderator of the second day of the event was Dr. Yerlik Karazhan is the Director of ESGQ Rating Agency.
Presentations were made by Johannes Baur, Head of the Cooperation Department of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ainur Kopbaeva – Director of the Department of Climate Policy and Green Technologies of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Jan-William van de Ven – EBRD Director of the Department of International Policy of Climate Strategy in the EBRD, Pelin Atamer – Head of the SIPA OECD Program in Central Asia, Francois Sammut – Director of Carbon Limits Konstantin Tsimbal – the Technical Director of AMT, and Aibek Tulepbergenov – a Senior Climate Expert at EY.
The main discussions touched upon the issues of ESG, STV, the border carbon tax (CBAM), the MRV system, the auction for carbon quotas, as well as the development of further measures to improve emissions regulation. The participants confirmed Kazakhstan’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality and noted the importance of joint work of all parties.
Based on the results of the training seminar, it is planned to send recommendations to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the development of an action plan for the implementation of the Strategy for Achieving Low-carbon Development of Kazakhstan until 2060 with a focus on improving carbon regulation in the Republic of Kazakhstan.