Minister of Energy, Almassadam Satkaliyev, convened a meeting with British Ambassador Kathy Leach and a British delegation to discuss climate issues in Central Asia, QazMonitor reports citing the Ministry’s press service.
The British side presented the UK Program Fund for Climate, Energy, and Water Security for Central Asia, with a total funding of £19-20 million allocated for 3 years. The delegation learned more about Kazakhstan's plans for gradually transitioning towards a decarbonized economy, in alignment with the goals outlined in the Strategy for achieving carbon neutrality by 2060.
"The UK government is ready to develop joint projects in the areas of renewable energy (such as wind and solar energy), strengthening electrical networks, transitioning coal plants to gas, and conducting research in the fields of hydrogen energy, biogas, and Carbon Capture Usage & Storage technologies (CCUS)," the message states.
In December 2023, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced at COP-28 that Kazakhstan’s commitment to the Global Methane Pledge significantly expands opportunities for securing financing for low-carbon technology projects.