Kazakhstan is heavily dependent on fossil fuel extraction and coal-based electricity production. This year alone the nation experienced a rise of 2 degrees Celsius—double the global average. This impacts regional food security for this globally-significant wheat producer. USAID is working with the Kazakhstan government and the private sector to strengthen the climate resilience of the agricultural sector, while also working to improve energy efficiency and increase the supply of renewable energy.
Climate Change Information
- Climate Change Risk Profile: Kazakhstan (2017, 5 pages)
- USAID has not yet produced a GHG Emissions Factsheet for Kazakhstan. A variety of resources provide information on GHG emissions, such as WRI's CAIT.
- Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program
- Midterm Evaluation of the Kazakhstan Climate Change Mitigation Program
- Analytical Brief: Climate Change and the New Silk Road
- Analytical Brief: Energy on the New Silk Road
- Analytical Brief: Water Along the New Silk Road
- Climatelinks Blog: Climatelinks Champion King Traded Science for Policy and Chance to Explore
- Impact Blog: The Power of Energy in Kazakhstan
- Success Story: Wanted: Energy Auditors to Keep Kazakhstan's Usage in Check
- Success Story: Bringing Down Kazakhstan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- See USAID IDEA indicator compilation for Kazakhstan: climate, energy, environment and more