Kazakhstan

At a Glance

Kazakhstan holds vast natural resources and is Central Asia’s largest economy as the region’s leading wheat producer and exporter. Sustaining agricultural productivity is increasingly challenged by climate change trends of altered precipitation patterns and growing seasons and increased risk from pests and diseases. The country is subject to natural disasters and climate trends are expected to exacerbate these impacts, including droughts, heat waves, floods, mudflows, and landslides that are already responsible for land degradation, infrastructure damage, and loss of life.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information

    Climate Projections

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    Increased Drought Frequency

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    Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

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    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture

    Ecosystems

    Energy

    Human Health

    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.


    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $3 Million

    Clean Energy

    $3 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    19.1 Million

    Glacier-Dependent

    Yes

    GHG Emissions Growth

    -0.36%

    % Forested Area

    1.2%

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