UNFCCC Publishes Kazakhstan Proposal

18 March 2010: The UNFCCC has published a proposal  (FCCC/SBI/2010/6) by Kazakhstan to amend Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol. Kazakhstan proposes that the name of Kazakhstan be included in Annex B, with a quantified greenhouse gas (GHG) emission limitation or reduction commitment under Article 3 of the Kyoto Protocol of 100% of the 1992 level in the commitment period 2008 to 2012, and a footnote indicating that the country is undergoing the process of transition to a market economy.

The fifth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP5) took note of the proposal from Kazakhstan, communicated to the Secretariat on 18 September 2009, to amend Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol. The COP/MOP  agreed to place the item on the provisional agenda for its sixth session. The COP/MOP also requested the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), at its 32nd session (31 May-11 June 2010, Bonn, Germany), to consider the proposal from Kazakhstan to amend Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol and to report on the outcome to the COP/MOP 6. [The Document]