Welcome to the Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index, where Earth.Org examines the policies and actions regarding the environment of every nation on earth. Combining the most respected global indexes on pollution, climate change, policy, energy, oceans, biodiversity we have produced an overall Global Index, which will be updated annually. This is the Global Sustainability Index scorecard for Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan is deepening its dependence on fossil fuels and failing to take steps towards achieving a Paris Agreement-compatible pathway, with oil production having reached a record level in 2018 and further plans to expand coal and oil production.

Its renewable energy targets need to be significantly strengthened for the country to transition to a greener path.

However, the Kazakhstan ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) resumed operation in 2018 after a one-year hiatus and after tw successful renewable energy auctions in 2018, the third auction in September 2019 was awarded to a 48MW wind power plant project that is expected to be ready in 2022. 

Global Sustainability index Kazakhstan

* Kazakhstan has little naval activity.

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Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking image description: Kazakhstan Rankings – Policy: 79, Pollution: 101, Climate Change: 54, Oceans:N/A, Biodiversity: 42, Energy: 47, Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking 207.