Ukraine’s renewed climate goals include reforms in all sectors that will reduce negative impacts on the environment while improving livelihoods, promoting clean and smart cities and ensuring competitiveness of the economy.
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 reduce emisions by only 40 percent.
The second Regional Workshop on Adaptation Plans and Strategies organised by the EU4Climate highlighted best practices and presented efficient tools for policymakers to use in mitigating the effects of the changing climate. During the workshop Ukrainian experience was presented with outlined 11 recommendations for colleagues from other Eastern Partnership countries.
The first meeting of the Climate Change Adaptation Working Group has been held to discuss Ukraine’s climate adaptation strategy, the climate risks that most threaten Ukraine’s economy, and how the experience of other cities, and entire ecosystems, can be integrated into Ukraine’s adaptation planning.
The majority of cities in Ukraine have undertaken to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by the end of 2020. Here is how they plan to achieve this goal.