Strengthening the National Capacity of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Regulate Chemicals Through Ensuring Compliance with Obligations Under International Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Project Summary

The main objective of the project is to support the Republic of Kazakhstan in strengthening the capacity to implement an integrated approach to the management of chemicals at the national level. This would effectively implement the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm, Conventions, the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and promote the ratification of the Minamata Convention. This will be achieved through coordination among government agencies, improvement of the legislative base for international multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), capacity building and stakeholder information sharing on chemical safety. The fulfilment of the project tasks will become an important part of the planned work within the framework of the implementation of the Concept on the Transition of Kazakhstan to the Green Economy, approved by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Project Objectives

The project will undertake the following measures to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks for sound management of chemicals and waste by:

  • Identifying major barriers and priority measures needed to strengthen national legislation on chemical management;
  • Strengthening the institutional capacity of the national coordinating body, JSC Zhasyl Damu, to improve the reporting on progress and assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and promoting ratification of the Minamata Convention, as well as the capacity to plan, design, implement, monitor and coordinate the implementation of policies, strategies and national programs for the sound management of chemicals and wastes.

Project Details

  • Party: Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm
  • Country Classification: Country with Economy in Transition
  • Special Programme Trust Fund: USD 249,631
  • Cofinancing Total: USD 251,296
  • Project duration: September 2019 - December 2021