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Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2020), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2021), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2021), developed by UNDP.
Conditional emissions reduction target by 2030
(compared to 1990 levels)
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Kazakhstan submitted its revised NDC in June 2023.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • Kazakhstan’s revised NDC commits to a 25% reduction in emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, conditional on international support.
  • The country also set an unconditional emissions reduction target of 15% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
  • The revised NDC includes adaptation components for the first time, with a focus on agriculture, water, forestry, and disaster risk management.
  • The country plans to expand adaptation measures to other sectors affected by climate change impacts such as health and infrastructure.
  • Kazakhstan plans to present an updated draft of the Roadmap for NDC implementation between 2023 and 2024 with a focus on long-term low-carbon development.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Agriculture
  • Water
  • Forestry
  • Disaster risk management
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Kazakhstan:

Last Updated

November 28, 2023

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With climate change impacts intensifying, UNDP supports farmers in Kazakhstan become more resilient.
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Small and medium enterprises are engaging in small-scale renewable energy through the use of the country's first "green" bonds.

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A progress report on the Japan-funded project being implemented in 23 countries and territories under the Climate Promise initiative.