Thursday, 24 December 2020, 17:37:24
Prime Minister Askar Mamin chaired a meeting of the Council on Transition to a Green Economy under the President.
Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev reported on the transition to the principles of the best available technologies, Chair of the Presidium of the Association of Environmental Organizations of Kazakhstan Aliya Nazarbayeva spoke about proposals for further development of the Green Bridge Partnership Program, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov reported on the implementation of the Plan of Events under the Concept for the Transition of Kazakhstan to the Green Economy, Akims of Zhambyl Region Berdibek Saparbayev and West Kazakhstan Region — Gali Iskaliev told about measures to improve the environmental situation and the development of green economy in the regions.
The new Environmental Code provides for incentives for enterprises to modernize production through the use of indicators of the best available technologies according to the experience of the countries of the European Union. Thus, thanks to the transition to best available technology in the EU countries, emissions of pollutants were significantly reduced: for sulfur dioxide — by 94%, for nitrogen oxides — by 69%, and for particulate matter — by 94%.
As part of the implementation of new approaches to environmental regulation, reference books on best available technologies are being developed. This year, the International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects began work on compiling a Handbook on Energy Efficiency. In 2021-2023, reference books “Oil and Gas Refining”, “Fuel Combustion at Large Installations for Energy Production”, “Production of Inorganic Chemicals”, “Production of Cement and Lime”, “Oil and Gas Production”, “Production ferrous metals "," Non-ferrous metals production "," Precious metals production’’ will be developed.
Reference books on best available technologies and corresponding conclusions will be approved by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2023-2025, preparatory work will take place for the issuance of integrated environmental permits. By 2025, conditions will be created for the transition to best available technologies of the 50 largest enterprises from the oil and gas, mining and metallurgical, chemical and electric power industries, which account for 80% of pollution.
The Council approved the Work Plan for 2021, which provides for consideration of issues of water resources use, waste management, development of a Low-Carbon Development Strategy, as well as measures to improve the environmental situation and develop a green economy in all regions.