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Sabin Center
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Climate Change

The Compliance Committee received questions of implementation indicated in the report of the expert review team (ERT) on the review of the report to facilitate the calculation of the assigned amount for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol of Kazakhstan. The enforcement branch of the Compliance Committee declared Kazakhstan to be in non-compliance with guidelines under Article 7 and Article 5, paragraph 1, of the Kyoto Protocol and the methodological and reporting requirements under the Protocol. Further, it determined that Kazakhstan had not yet met the eligibility requirements under Articles 6, 12 and 17 of the Kyoto Protocol.

Kazakhstan submitted its compliance implementation plan on 17 January 2020, however the chairman of the Compliance Committee has noted shortcomings of the plan and asked for a revised plan to be submitted by 1 April 2020.

Key environmental legal questions

Kazakhstan’s non-compliance with requirements under Articles 5 and 7 of the Kyoto Protocol and methodological, reporting and national registry requirements and adjustments required to its 2017 submission with respect to CO2, CH4 and N2O emission estimates.