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Economic Sector: 
Energy, Transport, Multi-Sector, Other
Energy Types: 
All, Renewable, Other
Issued by: 
The Republic of Kazakhstan
Overall Summary: 
The Republic of Kazakhstan is fully committed to the UNFCCC negotiation process with a view to adopting a global legally binding agreement applicable to all parties at the Paris Conference in December 2015, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that global temperature rise does not exceed 2°C. The Republic of Kazakhstan intends to achieve an economy-wide target of 15%- 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.
GHG emissions reduction targets: 
Unconditional target: A 15% reduction in GHG emissions by 31 December 2030 compared to the base year. Conditional target: A 25% reduction in GHG emissions by 31 December 2030 compared to the base year, subject to additional international investments, access to low carbon technologies transfer mechanism, green climate funds and flexible mechanism for country with economy in transition.---Gases covered • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) • Methane (CH4) • Nitrous Oxide (N2O) • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) • Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) • Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Decarbonization strategy: 
Following a path of low carbon economy growth Kazakhstan adopted the law "On energy saving and energy efficiency", “On Supporting the Use of Renewable Energy Sources” aiming at greater use of renewable energy sources. In order to emphasize its commitment to low carbon growth, Kazakhstan has adopted a Concept on transition to a «Green» Economy. [...]The implementation of the «Green» Economy Concept, and adoption of related legislative acts, should lead to modernisation of key infrastructure and production technologies based on energy-efficient technologies, and will make a significant contribution to reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases.
Carbon markets: 
Kazakhstan supports inclusion of market based mechanisms in the 2015 agreement, and the opportunity to use carbon units recognised by the UNFCCC. Kazakhstan retains the option of using market based mechanisms under the UNFCCC. Kazakhstan will consider adequately discounting international units for compliance to ensure a contribution to net global emission reductions.