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Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan for the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan for the Republic of Kazakhstan
Year: 2023
Language: English, Russian
Country: Kazakhstan
Action Plan

The Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan for the Republic of Kazakhstan was developed as part of the technical support provided to the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources through the SWITCH-Asia SCP Facility, which is funded by the European Union. It introduces SCP, its relationship to higher-level environmental and other policies and goals, and to many of the SCP tools and measures that can help identify practical measures for improving resource efficiency, reducing waste, substituting more benign resources for those that are potentially harmful, and for the reuse and recycling of end-of-life products. A major consideration in applying SCP is the mapping of sectoral ‘value chains’, which comprise all the stages in production, product use (consumption) and the management and disposal of products that have reached the end of their useful life. This Plan also introduces the need for a mechanism to promote and stimulate the adoption of SCP in identified priority areas. It presents international experience that illustrates how such a mechanism may evolve over time, as experience is gained, among others.