The Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MoEP) is developing a domestic ETS to control and reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses from large emitters in the country. The European ETS acts as a model for the Kazakhstan ETS to keep the possibility open of linking the scheme to that of the EU. Climate Focus initiated the project by drafting a proposal in close cooperation with MoEP.
Shifting Paradigms supported Kazakhstan with trainings on the design and implementation of an emissions trading scheme (ETS). Our role was to bring policy-makers and private sector representatives in contact with policy-makers, traders and operators of ETS installations in the Netherlands and to put key challenges on the table.
The project included four activities: a fact-finding mission; a study tour for private and public sector representatives from Kazakhstan to the Netherlands; a seminar in Kazakhstan for ministries and associated agencies in support of the implementation and operation of the scheme and trainings by experts from the Netherlands and MoEP for the private sector in Kazakhstan.
The trainings for the private sector targeted companies with a compliance position under the future ETS and service companies that can support the ETS with legal or auditing services. The trainings were supported by the Dutch Emission Authority and ABN-AMRO.
Client: Agency-NL (currently RVO)
Partner organisations: Climate Focus, Central Asian Regional Environmental Centre