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…

Ukraine develops action plan and financial strategy for Paris Agreement

KYIV, 17 September 2021 – The Government of Ukraine today presented its updated strategic climate change action plan to the media, outlining the steps it will take to achieving its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC2) to Paris Agreement. The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the…

In bold commitment to Paris Agreement, Ukraine pledges further reduction in emissions

Among the raft of climate measures, country to up 2030 emissions-cut target, introduce more electric vehicles, develop renewables, and plant more trees. The Government of Ukraine updated its Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent by 2030 from the 1990 levels. Ukraine’s previous commitment was to…

Replacing passenger cars with micromobility vehicles: Ukraine’s “White Book on Micromobility”

Micromobility is already a reality of today. The development of effective policies for its use can provide many benefits to society: flexible mobility, reduced emissions in cities, personal financial savings, reduced burden on the transport network, increased equality. Ukrainian cities face an emerging challenge with the new type of personal transport, and different solutions are…

Sectoral adaptation to climate change in Ukraine  – series of workshops

Within this framework of the EU4Climate project, a series of virtual workshops were held on “Sectoral adaptation to climate change in Ukraine”. The overarching objective of the workshops was to support policymakers and technical officials in addressing the adverse impacts of climate change through the medium and long-term National Adaptation Plan (NAP) and the Sector…

EU Alignment Roadmap Workshop

Advanced support on climate action legal framework discussed within the EU4Climate workshop in Ukraine In the framework of the EU4Climate project, Ukraine’s climate policies and legal framework were examined against the EU climate acquis to reveal the gaps and present recommendations. Based on the findings of the review, the Roadmap outlining the EU4Climate support in…

Climate Ambition Forum

Some 70 youth leaders and representatives of local authorities gathered in Kyiv for the Climate Ambition Forum on 27 February, where they discussed the most pressing climate-related issues and sought ways to address them. The forum was held as part of the EU4Climate project, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP. It was…

Project Inception Workshop

Given the direct and existential threat of the climate change, the European Union launched in 2019 a new regional initiative called EU4Climate, aiming to support the six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine) to develop and implement climate-related policies based on the countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement on…