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Graduating Country

Kyrgyzstan mountain landscape and road

Landlocked, mountainous and rich in natural resources, the economy of the Kyrgyz Republic is mainly driven by agriculture (approx. 40 percent of employment), extractive industries, hydropower energy, and service and construction sectors. However, over time, this dependency on natural resources has resulted in land degradation and desertification, posing threats to the population, environment and ultimately, the sustainability of the economy. Kyrgyz Republic joined PAGE in 2016 and is now a Graduating Country.

PAGE work in the Kyrgyz Republic supports progress towards achieving SDGs 2 (Sustainable Agriculture) 4 (Quality Education), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Commodities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), as well as implementation of the Paris Agreement, which the country ratified in November 2019. 

  1. 2023

    Kyrgyzstan’s Capital hots the Green Economy 2023 Forum

    Introduction to the Green Jobs Assessment Model (GJAM) and discussion of key actions to promote Green Jobs and a Just Transition.

    Release of the report Green Finance Market assessment in Kyrgyzstan.

  2. 2022

    Green Expo 2022, Investment Forum and Green Economy Forum 2022

  3. 2021

    National Climate Change Learning Strategy launched

    Youth Climate Dialogue held in Bishkek

    Five IGE courses developed for delivery by the Alliance of Universities for Green Economy and Sustainable Development (AVZUR)

    Green Expo 2021 and Green Economy Forum held

  4. 2020

    Coordination Commission on Green Economy and Climate Change formed

    25 green economy modelling training sessions held virtually

    Report on ‘Investment opportunities for the development of a green economy in Kyrgyzstan’ released 

    Green Economy Development Programme enacted

    Eco-competition on solid waste management in Bishkek launched by UNDP

  5. 2019

    Decree “On the Foreign Policy Concept for the Kyrgyz Republic” signed by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic

    Green Economy Week held under the theme “Strong Regions”

    National Green Economy Programme approved

    President of the Kyrgyz Republic signed a law ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

  6. 2018

    Kyrgyz Parliament adopted the “Concept of Kyrgyzstan as a Green Economy Country”

    Green Economy Learning Needs Assessment developed

    Skills for Green Jobs Assessment finalised and launched

    Green Industry and Trade Assessment (GITA) conducted

    South-South exchange between the Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia highlighted as best practice by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation

    National Development Strategy 2018-2040 and accompanying five-year programme Unity, Trust and Creation adopted

  7. 2017

    Inception mission held to develop a common understanding of green economy concepts

    Green Economy Stocktaking Report developed

    Study mission to Mongolia provided Kyrgyz counterparts with a working concept for advancing green economy

    Green Economy Forum held under the theme “From Theory to Practice – Possibilities for Business”

    National IGE expert group established

  8. 2016

    Kyrgyz Republic joins PAGE

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