Uzbekistan - Enhance National Legislation to Develop Alternative Energy Sources

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Uzbekistan commits to adopt the Law on “Alternative Energy Sources”. The draft will be developed by 2017 and the adoption of the law is expected in 2018.  The law aims to assist the further development of scientific research in the field of alternative energy sources. It will provide practical applications of alternative energy sources in Uzbekistan. These actions will also further the development of domestic production of advanced equipment and technologies for this sector. Through the implementation of the commitment, Uzbekistan will improve rational use and saving of energy resources.

The commitment falls under focus areas 2 and 5 of the Batumi Initiative to promote the internalisation of negative externalities and the sustainable use of natural capital; and develop clean physical capital for sustainable production patterns.

Implementing partners will include relevant ministries, departments and non-governmental organisations.

This commitment is relevant to SDG 7.