This is the second EPR of Kazakhstan published by UNECE. The report takes stock of the progress made by Kazakhstan in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2000. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations in the first review (Annex I). It also covers nine issues of importance to Kazakhstan concerning policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular energy, mineral resources and water management. The report places particular emphasis on the promotion of sustainable development, as the country gives a high priority to this issue.
ECE would also like to express its deep appreciation to the Governments of Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany and the Netherlands for their financial contributions, to the Governments of Finland, France, Italy and Sweden for having delegated their experts for the review, and to OECD, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the United Nations Development Programme for their support to the EPR Programme and this review.
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