National Methane Emissions Inventory and Reduction Programme

Last updated: 2 February 2023

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the abatement of GHG emissions through the development of a National Methane Emissions Inventory and Reduction Programme. The EBRD already supports Kazakhstan's climate efforts through the Fugitive Methane Emissions and Carbon Intensity Reduction Programme, which specifically targets natural gas infrastructure.  The new programme will work to monitor and reduce methane emissions across a variety of sources, including: landfill, oil and natural gas systems, agricultural activities, coal mining, stationary and mobile combustion, wastewater treatment and some industrial processes. EBRD will also assist the government in joining the Global Methane Pledge, which aims at reducing global methane emissions by 30% by 2030.

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