World Carbon Market Database

Kazakhstan ETS Database


166 companies, emitting a total of around 150 MtCO2


Kazakhstan is the first country in Asia to have implemented an economy-wide emissions trading scheme. The Kazakhstan’s emissions trading scheme started on 1 January 2013 and covers 55% of the country's total greenhouse gas emissions. It currently includes 166 companies from the following sectors: power and heat production, coal mining, oil and gas extraction, chemical industry, metallurgy, cement industry and other process industries. The 178 companies participating to the first phase of the scheme emitted in 2010 a total of 147 million tCO2.

The overall objective is a 15% emissions reduction below 1992 levels by 2020.

The first phase of the scheme, which covers the year 2013, was a trial period. The second phase started on 1 January 2014.


Phase I (pilot phase): 2013

Phase II: 2014-2015

Phase III: 2016-2020

Baseline for phase I: 2010 CO2 emissions

Baseline for phase II: average of 2011 and 2012 CO2 emissions

Emissions threshold (at company level): 20,000 tCO2 per year

Gas coverage: Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Emissions reduction target: 0% in 2014 and 1.5% in 2015

Distribution of free carbon allowances in relation to the baseline years (2011-12): 100% in 2014 and 98.5% in 2015

Reserve of carbon quotas for new and expanding installations:

  • 2013: 20.6 million carbon allowances
  • 2014: 18 million carbon allowances
  • 2015: 20.5 million carbon allowances


Phase I (2013)

Sector of activity Number of companies 2010 CO2 emissions (million tonnes) 2013 allocated carbon permits (million)
Energy 55 84 84
Coal mining, oil & gas extraction 69 19.8 19.8
Industry 74 43.4 43.4
Total 178 147.2 147.2


Phase II (2014-15)

Sector of activity Number of companies 2014 allocated carbon permits (million) 2015 allocated carbon permits (million)
Energy 60 93.4 92
Coal mining, oil & gas extraction 66 23.4 23
Industry 40 38.6 38
Total 166 155.4 153


The Kazakhstan ETS Database includes the following information on the 166 companies (plus 51 former participants) participating to the emissions trading scheme:

  • Company name
  • Sector of activity
  • Sub-sector
  • Name of parent company
  • 2010 CO2 emissions
  • Allocated carbon permits for the year 2013
  • Allocated carbon permits for the year 2014
  • Allocated carbon permits for the year 2015
  • Postal address (street, city, postcode)
  • Contact name (up to 2 contacts)
  • Position
  • Telephone (up to 3 telephone numbers)
  • Fax
  • Email address (up to 3 email addresses)
  • Company website address


The Kazakhstan ETS Database is a proprietary information solution, which was built on extensive in-house research. These unique Kazakhstan's company and emissions data, coupled with up-to-date and accurate contact information, are a must-have for your analysis, research and marketing campaigns.

The Kazakhstan ETS Database is available in English language as well as in Russian.

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