Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is up one rank to 60th but remains among the very low-performing countries in the CCPI.

Unchanged from last year’s CCPI, the country receives a very low rating in GHG Emissions and Energy Use. It rates a low in Renewable Energy and Climate Policy.

No sector-specific short-term targets

Kazakhstan updated its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the currently surveyed year. The country plans to achieve the long-term goal of carbon neutrality by 2060. For 2030, it targets a 15% reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared with 1990. The renewable energy share was below 5% in 2022, which is still far from the country’s 2030 goal of 15% renewables in electricity production.

The CCPI country experts welcome new commitments from Kazakhstan on an international level. However, they fear that these targets will not be reached as there is no transparent GHG accounting system nor are there any sector-specific short-term targets. The regional- and city-level authorities must introduce systems and plans for reducing local GHG emissions. Concrete action plans such as a coal phase-out, plans for climate adaptation, and a green transition plan are missing.

Biomass causes pollution

Kazakhstan’s use of biomass in energy and fertilizer production in some regions causes environmental pollution and thereby decreases quality of life for the local population.

A water shortage in Kazakhstan has subjected the country to the effects of climate change. The experts demand the government find local and international solutions for adaptation strategies. They also demand that the country develop and implement concrete mitigation and adaptation strategies to achieve its international targets.

Key Outcomes

  • Kazakhstan is up one rank to 60th but remains among the very low-performing countries
  • Kazakhstan updated its NDC in the currently surveyed year, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2060
  • Key demands: sector-specific short-term targets, coal phase-out, and plans for climate adaptation


CCPI experts

The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI:

Key Indicators

CCPI 2024: Target comparison