The EU/UNDP EU4Climate project presented a gap analysis and recommendations on Ukraine’s greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting legislation, which is an important element on the way to aligning Ukraine’s legislation and systems with the EU climate acquis.
Iryna Stavchuk, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine for the European Integration, said that the system of Ukraine’s monitoring of GHG emissions and forecasting should be strengthened on the basis of the two EU Regulations, which were the focus of the gap analysis.
“It’s important to incorporate them on the legislative level in Ukraine, as well as in relevant decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which will enable these processes,” she said. “We have requested the help of the EU4Climate project and are grateful for their work and looking forward to further incorporating the provided recommendations.”
According to Irina Lazzerini, Senior Sustainable Energy Expert of the Energy Community, the first part of the report focuses on a Gap analysis against Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 (MMR) and Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, presenting a review of relevant national legislation and key provisions fully or partially transposed. The second part provides a set of recommendations on the way forward to overcome identified issues, streamline legislation, and incorporate additional or missing provisions in national primary or secondary legislation.
“I am glad that our joint work with both UNDP and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources under EU4Climate brought very tangible results. This is an important analysis and definitely will contribute to supporting Ukraine in its efforts of enhancing national climate legislation”
Oleksandr Sushchenko, Energy and Environment Team Lead, UNDP Ukraine noted in his welcoming remarks that the greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting system was an essential element on the way to achieving climate neutrality.
“The analysis presented in the report will provide an important guidance on the further establishment of the monitoring and reporting systems in Ukraine and UNDP will continue supporting further developments on the way to a greener future for the benefit of the country and its people,” Sushchenko said.