Energy efficient standards, certification, and labeling for appliances and equipment in Kazakhstan – EE S&L project in Kazakhstan under Global UNEP Platform

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From August 10, 2017 to July 4, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 7.b Expand energy infrastructure, upgrade technology
  2. 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  3. 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

Project ID: 5703

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy efficiency


  • Appliances



Transformed sector(s)

  • Other sectors

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice


  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building
  • Awareness raising
  • Green economy

Social inclusion

  • Women
  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Women's cooperatives and groups
  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 7.b Expand energy infrastructure, upgrade technology
  • 7.3 Double global rate energy efficiency improvement
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

About this project


The project addresses the development challenge through integrated activities directed at these barriers. The core focus will be the implementation of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS), which have a growing track record of achieving large-scale savings throughout the world.


To transform Kazakhstan"s markets to energy efficient appliances and equipment, thereby reducing electricity consumption and GHG emissions.

USD $3,600,000

Grant amount

USD $12,242,643

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Source(s) of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,600,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Kazakhstan

Joint agencies

  • UN Environment

Project metrics

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