Government planning is a key instrument in definition of national priorities and is essential for identification of bankable projects.
Kazakhstan's Green Economy Concept of 2013 proposes a comprehensive set of sustainable- development initiatives in water management, agriculture, energy efficiency, power sector, air pollution, and waste recycling. The National Emission Trading System was in operation from 2013 till the recent. In February 2016 the trading system has been suspended till 2018.
In 2013 Kyrgyzstan has adopted the National Strategy for Sustainable Development till 2017, which includes measures for mitigating impact and ecological consequences of economic activities; preservation of biodiversity and restoration of ecosystem, including forest, improvement of water supply and sanitation, and measures on disasters risk mitigation and improved response.
Tajikistan approved in 2010 the Action Plan to deliver the objectives of the 2008 Environmental Concept aimed at rational use of natural resources and poverty reduction, ensuring that environmental conditions are favourable to the lives and health of the population. However, Tajikistan faces serious limitations at the implementation stage of these policies. Tajikistan has been selected, together with nine other pilot countries and two pilot regions, to participate in the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), which is the largest adaptation fund in the world. Tajikistan is tapping USD 47.8 million in grant financing from PPCR.
Turkmenistan identified the conservation and recovery of nature as the main strategic environmental goal of the National Strategy for Economic, Political and Cultural Development of until 2030. The new Water Code is introducing the principles of the Integrated Water Resources Management and the National Strategy on Climate Change of 2012 aims at strengthening legal environmental framework, identification of key issues and adoption and mitigation measures on climate change.
In Uzbekistan the Programme of Action on Nature Protection includes projects on environmental protection and safety, rational use of natural resources and on the introduction of environment- friendly methods of economic activity and management, on streamlining the legislative framework and the development of environmental research, education and training, international cooperation and regional environmental safety.