NAMA for low-carbon urban development in Kazakhstan


General Information of the NAMA

GENERAL INFORMATION
Country  Kazakhstan
National implementing entity (NAMA owner) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Development stage  Implementation
International partners UNDP, Global Environmental Facility (GEF), Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Total costs USD 71.3 million
Duration
SCOPE OF THE NAMA
Type of NAMA Supported (with unilateral elements)
Type of action  Policy
Scope of action  Sub-national
Type of approach  Not known
Transport mode

The Project supports the identification, design, and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the urban sector. The project is the first effort in Kazakhstan to adopt a comprehensive approach to reduce GHG emissions in cities.

The project will

  • Improve the capacity of municipalities to carry out integrated municipal planning, make targets and prioritise urban mitigation actions (Component 1)
  • Support the creation and strengthening of institutional structures that will allow public and private sector investments in identified infrastructure and technical assistance (Component 2)
  • Provide facilitation of financing of urban NAMA through creation of a dedicated fund (Component 3)
  • Piloting of an urban NAMA in the Prigorodnoye district of Astana through investments in modernisation and upgrading of the urban infrastructure (Component 4)
  • Linking the project with the national GHG mitigation efforts, including through standards, rules and procedures for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV), promoting better information dissemination to stakeholders,  and linking the NAMA process with the domestic Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) for industrial emitters

Mitigation potential

MITIGATION IMPACT
Expected mitigation impact

Financing

COSTS
Total costs USD 71.3 million
Funder Government of Kazakhstan, UNDP, GEF, EDB, private sector
Costs for preparation
Costs for implementation

The project has a total budget of USD 71.3 million. Different stakeholders share the financial costs of the project:

  • Government of Kazakhstan: USD 30.89 million
  • Financial institutions and private sector’s commitment: USD 33.4 million
  • GEF: USD 5.93 million
  • UNDP: USD 1 million

MRV

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Co-benefits

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