Towards the Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Programme of Armenia

On March 24, the Government of Armenia, approved the “Energy Saving and Renewable Energy Programme 2022-2030”, at the same time launching the first stage of the Program implementation for 2022-2024. The Program was developed by the Ministry of the Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of Armenia with the technical support of the EU-funded “EU4Climate” project, which…

Hand in hand to combat climate change: EU4Climate gets the support of UNDP climate projects

Climate change has emerged as one of the main threats humanity faces with food and water scarcity, increased flooding, extreme heat, more disease and economic loss. The six EU Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) face water and energy shortages and a broad spectrum of climate-related and geophysical problems. Funded by…

Presenting gap analysis and recommendations on Ukraine’s GHG emissions monitoring and reporting legislation

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…

Presenting Legal and Institutional Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation in Ukraine

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…

European Mobility Week in Azerbaijan: Efforts in Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held an event in the Absheron National Park to observe European Mobility Week. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the country’s efforts in the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions by promoting eco-friendly transportation means…

Developing Climate Change Mainstreaming Policies in the Eastern Partnership Region

Integration of climate change into the governments’ sectoral policies is an important element of implementing climate strategies, such as the National Determined Contributions / NDCs. A webinar organised by the EU4Climate project on November 30 aimed to better understand how to approach sectoral mainstreaming of climate policies, whereas also promoting EU climate policy objectives through…

EU4Climate expert: “Climate policies should be high on government agenda, in line with EU best practices”

To align its national climate-related regulation with EU requirements Moldova needs to transpose into national legislation at least 18 European directives in the energy field, 11 in the transportation sector and four related to climate change, according to the Association Agreement, EU4Climate project experts say. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented…