Kazakhstan develops online emissions reporting platform

A new online platform for greenhouse gases reporting is being developed in Kazakhstan. The electronic platform or “cadaster” will allow major emitters make online submissions in accordance with new amendments […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new online platform for greenhouse gases reporting is being developed in Kazakhstan.

The electronic platform or “cadaster” will allow major emitters make online submissions in accordance with new amendments to the nation’s Environmental Code.

The system is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year.

It will also support the re-launch of Kazakhstan Emission Trading System, expected in January 2018.

The project is backed by the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR).

It brings together more than 30 countries – collectively representing around 80% of global emissions – to design and implement innovative policy instruments to mitigate climate change.

Craig Meisner, Senior Environmental Economist at the World Bank and PMR Project Lead said: “A need for accurate and reliable GHG data has become even more important as countries work to implement the Paris Agreement and achieve their post-2020 mitigation targets.

“We commend Kazakhstan for leading the way in ensuring transparency and accountability of GHG emissions from key sectors of its economy.”