Following the approval of the Environmental Security and Climate Change Adaptation Strategy of Ukraine by 2030, there is a strong need to ensure an effective coordination mechanism for climate adaptation in Ukraine that would identify the responsibilities and functions of the governmental bodies in this sphere.
The goal of the analytical paper, developed within the EU/UNDP EU4Climate project, is to assess the existing institutional and legal framework for climate change adaptation in Ukraine, identify existing mechanisms or their absence, and, based on the main findings, prepare recommendations on possible options for proper institutional and legal support for climate change adaptation in Ukraine and the coordination mechanism in this area.
The document consists of three main parts:
(1) Analysis of the national and sectoral level of the legislative and institutional framework for adaptation to climate change in Ukraine;
(2) Analysis of the regional and local dimension of climate change adaptation in Ukraine;
(3) The main conclusions of both blocs are based on a section with recommendations for necessary changes and proposals for the establishment of a coordination mechanism in the field of adaptation to climate change.
The conclusions and recommendations of the analytical note are based on the mapping of institutional and legal support for climate change adaptation at the national and regional/local levels, as well as according to certain sectors, identified as most vulnerable within the Environmental Security and Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (biodiversity, water resources, energy, forestry, cities and local communities, health management, fisheries, agriculture and soil, transport and infrastructure, tourism, coastal zones).