Ukrainian delegation spent time in Washington, DC advocating for a green reconstruction of Ukraine
Ukrainian NGOs call on the German government to put front and center the role of communities and civil society
Position on the Priorities of Climate Policy in Ukraine and the world before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28)
This position presents a vision to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The public is a key partner of the European Commission for evaluating Ukraine’s progress in the areas of legislation and implementation.
The Association comprises 16 communities that depend on coal mining or heat-generating enterprises.
How to transform the economy of coal mining communities in the context of war – conclusions of the annual high-level forum
This was discussed by experts, government officials and coal mining communities.
The delegation visited the towns of the Ruhr region that are transforming after phasing out hard coal.
A simple nod to Europe’s greening commitments is not enough.
We joined the Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels to remind that fossil fuels sponsor the deaths of Ukrainians and will kill more people in the next decades through consequences of climate change.
Ecoaction together with 50 Ukrainian communities calls on the U.S. to include renewable energy in aid packages
Recently, together with 50 Ukrainian communities, we sent a joint letter to the United States government.
This policy brief assesses the direct and indirect environmental damage resulting from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Read the text to learn more about 10 organizations that will implement projects based on the principles of Green reconstruction.
Rapid investments in solar, wind and heat pumps present the most cost-effective, short-term and future-proof solution.
Mines, sunken ships, destroyed nature reserves – what do we know about the impact of the Russian war on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
How our marine and coastal ecosystems suffered during more than 9 years of the Russian war in Ukraine.
Representatives of coal mining communities continue to plan for a green reconstruction.
Ecoaction launched the Green Info Tour “Restoration and Energy Security: Examples of Implemented Projects and Prospects for Ukraine”
Presented projects will ensure energy saving and potentially energy independence of Ukraine.
The US should ban imports of refined products from refineries running on Russian crude.
The Ocean is greatly affected by climate change, with rising temperatures leading to coral bleaching, sea-level rise.
russia intends to almost triple its LNG export capacity to 100 million tonnes per year by 2030.
Civil society calls for the EU’s Ukraine Facility to prioritise Partnership Principle and environmental conditionality
We submitted initial comments to the EC, urging the integration of the Partnership Principle and environmental conditionality in the legislation.
Ecoaction and Razom We Stand, Bankwatch submitted initial comments to the European Parliament.
Experts from Ecoaction took part to discuss the past, the current and the future of the just transition in Ukraine.
To monitor Paris Agreement, it has established a mechanism called Global Stocktake.
How does war affect the climate and how to tackle it? Independent experts assessed GHG emissions caused by Russian war in Ukraine
russian occupiers committed another act of terrorism in Ukraine by destroying the Kakhovka Dam.
The right course to attract investments is by implementing EU standards.
The ‘build back better’ principle foresees that reconstruction will address the key environmental challenges that jeopardise the sustainability of food production.
Artists and environmental activists have created a large mural depicting a peaceful, green future for Ukraine.
The outcomes of the event “Building back greener is building back stronger: Ukraine’s transition from coal to clean” prior to the Ukraine Recovery Conference in London.
Coal mining communities joined forces and developed a common concept of just transition in the Reconstruction
The mining communities’ have formed a working group and developed a common concept of a just transition in Reconstruction.
Communities can immediately consider adaptation measures in their plans.
Representatives of environmental civil society responded to the latest act of ecocide by the russian federation.
Position of Civil Society on Consideration of Climate Adaptation in Ukraine’s Post-War Reconstruction
Communities need their infrastructure to be rebuilt with consideration for climate aspects.
The EEB has more than 180 member organisations in 38 countries.
The members of the network voted for the accession of new organisations from Ukraine.
Ecoaction prepared comments on the reform implementation in Environment and Climate Change (Chapter 27) and Energy (Chapter 15).
The outcomes of the meeting of representatives of 17 Ukrainian coal mining communities with representatives of the Ministry of Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine.
Engagement of civil society organizations should help in the development of such policies.
The Vice-Chancellor of Germany met with Ukrainian NGOs and announced €1M to support green reconstruction projects
The German government will allocate €1M for green reconstruction projects in Ukraine.
Communities will be able to rapidly rebuild a better, more secure and sustainable future from the ground up.
Our organizations are calling on the international community to act now.
This year scarred every Ukrainian person, family and community.
We encourage to support Ukrainian NGOs that work on nature restoration and monitoring impact on the ground.
Heat Pump and Solar Power Plant — Outpatient Clinic in the Kyiv Region Has Become an Example of Green Reconstruction
This is the first medical facility in the area where such an energy-efficient system is installed, and it should become an example of green reconstruction of the country.
We call EU to support civil society engagement and incorporation of green principles into the Ukraine reconstruction process.
Civil Society Position on Coal Mining Communities’ Just Transition in the Post-War Recovery of Ukraine
The just transition of coal towns will help create conditions for post-war green recovery and sustainable development.
Representatives of the coal regions noted that their towns are ready to become pilots of the green post-war recovery of Ukraine.
The State of Water in Communities: Monitoring Results and How to Address Challenges at the Local Level
We have conducted such a study on water quality in communities and share its findings.
Viktor Filatov, an Agrarian from the Kharkiv Region, Resuscitates Exhausted Fields with Green Fertilizers
Viktor founded the company, which specializes in cultivating grain crops and implements eco-practices to improve soil fertility.
There should be benefits for nature, for the soil, and for man.
Despite the full-scale war Ukrainian coal towns still hope to implement the policy of just transition.
This holiday season, we encourage you to support the Ukrainian environmental movement by donating to one or a couple of NGOs.
The Outpatient Clinic in the Kyiv Region Will Become More Energy Independent: the Building Will Be Reconstructed With Solar Panels and a Heat Pump
According to preliminary calculations, a hybrid solar plant can cover up to 60 % of consumed electricity per year.
We will be glad to accompany you on a city tour, visiting the sites of the latest rocket strikes and bomb craters.
How the russian full-scale war in Ukraine has affected global climate change.
The towns of Donetsk Oblast were among the main targets of russian attacks.
Position regarding the priorities of climate policy in Ukraine and the world on the occasion of СОР27
Russian aggression is financed by fossil fuels. 60% of Russia’s state budget comes from selling oil and gas.
Appeal regarding urgent need to revise the draft law No. 8058 on rapid review of state regulation of economic activity
The adoption of draft law 8058 will create massive threats to the environment of Ukraine.
Ivan developed his own formula of symbiosis of farming and nature.
Vinnytsia Farmer Maintains Soil Fertility.
Practices used on this farm are beneficial to both the environment and the farm.
To arrange the production of organic agricultural products, you need time, money, and, most importantly, knowledge.
Ukrainian public organizations, international organizations, and the scientific community appeal to the member states of the IAEA.
Joint Statement of NGOs, businesses and municipalities’ representatives on the role of distributed generation of renewable energy sources in Ukraine’s Recovery Plan Blueprint
We welcome formation of a regulatory framework and incentive mechanisms for the creation of energy communities and aggregators.
Ecoaction have been cooperating with the mining communities of Ukraine and supporting them in the process of just transition.
Putting the green reconstruction of Ukraine into action: Requirements for programme design and policy
Ukraine will have to undertake a massive effort to reconstruct damaged or fully destroyed civilian infrastructure.
Open Letter of Ukrainian NGOs to the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs regarding sanctions against Russian fossil fuels
We welcome the Swiss embargo on Russian coal imports.
War and the Sea: How hostilities threaten the coastal and marine ecosystems of the Black and Azov Seas
Active marine hostilities and Russian warships putting the world at risk.
Our expert about this situation and the link between the war and fight against climate change.
The mayors of the coal towns support the further path towards Just Transition.
Ecoaction supports the cornerstone goals of Ukraine’s Recovery Plan Blueprint1, which was presented on July 4–5, 2022.
The Centre for Environmental Initiatives “Ecoaction” and WWF-Ukraine call for recognition of the crucial role nature and clean technologies must play in ensuring a sustainable recovery from the war.
The G7 leaders must commit their political and economic powers into curbing global fossil fuel usage and bending the climate change trajectory.
We urge Japanese companies to recognize that fossil fuels in general are prone to geopolitical conflicts and price volatility.
Climate change and the war against Ukraine have a direct link to dependence on fossil fuels.
The production and export of hydrocarbons continue to finance Russia’s war against Ukraine and the killing of Ukrainian people and children.
Russia earned record fossil fuel revenues in the first 100 days of war, despite drop in export volumes
The EU imported 61% of this, worth approximately 57 billion EUR.
We call on the FAO to take into deeper consideration the naval blockade in the Black Sea, initiated by the Russian Federation.
GLOBAL 2000 and Ecoaction protest against Rosatom in front of the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA in Vienna.
During the night of 4 March 2022, buildings at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine were shelled by Russian tanks.
We would like to bring to your attention some aspects of the RebuildUkraine decision-making architecture and financial instruments and to suggest a few practical steps.
Letter of Energy Transition Coalition on behalf of Ukrainian NGOs Ecoaction and others.
Although the war started in 2014 with annexation of Crimea a new bloody chapter engulfed the whole country.
Small farmers are the backbone of food security during the war – and must continue to be supported in times of peace
Food systems are also about the quality of the food itself, the quality of the environment, and the quality of life.
There is a large area of agricultural land in Ukraine that “works” in favor of the invaders.
Being on the right side of history means more than immediate profit – we call to stop imports of russian oil and gas
National governments of EU member states and individual companies continue to purchase russian fossil fuels.
Even though the war still rages on, the country’s reconstruction should be already planned.
Once Ukraine’s greatest hope for green development, the country’s cities have been fighting for survival since the Russian invasion began on 24 February.
Civil society organizations developed principles on which the renovation of Ukraine should be based.
Ecoaction has been monitoring cases of potential negative environmental damage following the start of russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine.
Unlimited extraction and burning of fossil fuels poses a dare threat to humanity due to climate change.
Coal and gas exports are rising and oil is falling.
Activists in Kyiv and Vienna addressed the Austrian Federal Government to stop blocking the EU oil embargo against russia.
What should be the international response to russia’s nuclear terrorism?
We did try many new things during our fifth year, while the world around us also evolved and developed, in particular, due to our efforts.
Inspiring stories of Ukrainian ecoactivists.
Activists sought out a large poster near the German consulate in Lviv, demanding an immediate embargo on fossil fuel trade with Russia.
Activists have been blocking freight trains carrying russian coal to Finnland.
Michael Roth handed his Twitter account to Kostiantyn Krynytskyi.
Most of these crimes took place in Kyiv, Slobozhanshchyna region, Donetska oblast, and Southern Ukraine.
We need to continue to unravel the ties that exist between Ukraine and the rest of the world.
Ecoaction’s experts do their best to defend the interests of Ukraine and the environment on the world stage.
The topic of land relations is uncovered from a new angle, making it more transparent.
Ecoaction’s experts claim it is necessary to break up toxic relations of the world with russian fossil fuels
The Ecoaction’s team continues its work with foreign media, revealing information about our country.
Implement Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to stop fossil fuel addiction behind Putin’s war machine.
Polish government decided to adopt legislation that will allow a ban of russian coal.
russian invasion of Ukraine has been ruining people’s lives and civil infrastructure. But it also impacts Ukrainian wildlife.
Tweets about the situation in Ukraine appear on daily basis on the Twitter account of Yannick Haan.
Many environmental crimes caused by russian aggression during the first month of the large-scale war.
Experts and activists provided the first analysis of the war crimes against the environment in Ukraine.
Ecoaction has focused on informing the international society about the war in Ukraine.
The zone of risk farming is approximately 34% of the total land area of Ukraine.
It is crystal clear that russia is using its nuclear company as one of the tools in the ongoing war
They’re destroying not only people and infrastructure, they also destroy nature.
Ukrainian NGOs demand international recognition of Russian military actions as the first ever case of nuclear terrorism.
Now the complicated decisions are needed to effectively ban Russia from further use of energy as a weapon.
The Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant without electricity: why even closed NPP poses a danger to a world
As the temperature of nuclear fuel rises, radioactive substances will be released into the environment.
Unprecedented sanctions against the aggressor are followed by ban of fossil fuels.
Russian invasion in Ukraine could threaten global food security and starve hundreds of millions globally
Due to expected substantial yield shortfalls, exports from Ukraine are highly unlikely in the coming marketing year.
The war is raging for nuclear power plants, and it is the first in history precedent of nuclear terrorism.
Representative of the Ukrainian delegation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change addressed the participants of the 55th session.
More than 450 organizations call on world governments to reject and ban importation of Russian oil and gas.
Russia started a massive military invasion of Ukraine, leading to humanitarian, environmental, and potentially nuclear catastrophe in the center of Europe.
Ukrainian NGOs urge an integration to ENTSO-E in view of the war with Russia
Organizations overviewed the problem and argued why intensive irrigation is not a solution to water scarcity.
Ukraine, phase out coal by 2035, the Ministry of Energy said today.
2035 is not the final coal phase-out date for the Ukrainian state-owned power plants, as was previously announced.
There’s a lack of systematic supervision of both the condition and quality of ground and surface water in the rural areas.
The decision is unprecedented and should help Ukraine to get rid of some of the most polluting coal power facilities in Europe.
According to an analytical report based on data on land acquisitions around the world.
Ukraine declares a course for just transition.
The government has supported a just transition of coal regions by 2030. What does it mean and what’s next?
The government approved the Concept of the State Target Program for the Just Transition of Coal Regions until 2030.
Ecoaction supports the inclusion of energy security and climate in the joint statement of Ukraine and the United States on strategic partnership.
Emissions of toxic substances from Ukrainian coal power plants in 2019 likely have killed 1315 people in the EU and twice as much in Ukraine – new study
Toxic emissions from Ukrainian coal-fired power plants are likely to have killed 2,690 people.
The first Ukrainian “Coal Camp” for activists of Donetsk and Lugansk regions took place from 12 to 15 August 2021 in the city of Sviatohirsk, Donetsk region.
During the hackathon, we got acquainted with 13 inspiring local initiatives from Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Ecoaction supports the connection of Ukraine’s energy system to the European network of electricity transmission system operators ENTSO-E.
This can lead to lower budget expenditures and increased tax revenues, job creation and GDP growth.
What environmental challenges did Ukrainian coal towns talk about at the Annual Meeting of the Initiative for coal regions in transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine
As of 2021 there are 9 towns in the Platform.
Cooperation of coal regions and local development – the main takeaways from the mining towns’ visit to Lviv region
The trip’s main objective was the exchange of best practices of local development etc.
According to the center’s experts estimate, in 2018 Ukraine lost 5.8% of GDP due to morbidity and mortality caused by toxic air pollution.
What is required explicitly of the Ukrainian government to successfully combat climate change and adapt to it to prevent the situation from becoming critical?
Burshtyn TPP is the dirtiest power plant in Europe, and Ukraine emits more toxic dust containing heavy metals than all EU countries.
Ecoaction position concerning the Draft “On the Approval of Ukraine’s Second Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement”
We expect to integrate of the proposed recommendations and affirmation of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 65% of the 1990 level as soon as possible.
On the 35th anniversary of Chornobyl nuclear disaster Ukrainian activists from Ecoaction protested against the renewal of construction of two units of Khmelnytskiy Nuclear Power Plant.
The livestock complex pollutes and will continue to pollute surface and groundwater in Shulhivka village in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine.
The concentration of large tracts of Ukrainian land in the hands of a select few has led to a deterioration of soil and environmental degradation.
Barn burned down, burn and state budget or how much did the fight against the effects of climate change cost Ukraine’s state budget in 2020
Environmental problems are not only causing a headache for activists, but are also an additional financial burden on the state budget.
Remarkable climate data of this nature no longer has the power to shock as the reality of climate change becomes increasingly difficult to ignore.
Representatives of coal mining towns will now be able to influence the transformation of coal regions
Representatives of the Platform for Sustainable Development of Coal Towns became official members of the Coordination Center for Transformation.
We are convinced that this is the right initiative at the right time, as a low-carbon-development path in line with the EGD will not only define Ukraine’s climate mitigation policy.
Coronavirus crisis has changed the world in many fields with the world economy becoming one of its victims. However, there’s room for worse.
Today in Berlin, the head of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine and the head of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy signed a joint statement on the launch of the German-Ukrainian energy partnership.
Seven coal mining towns of Donetsk region will develop a joint transformation strategy.
2020 was supposed to be a very important year for climate action. This year, countries are required to submit their revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.
This March a new member, the city of Toretsk, has joined the Platform for Sustainable Development.
Economic diversification, international support and cooperation. Main points from the meeting on the development of Donbas coal towns
The participants of the meeting analyzed the strengths of the Platform’s towns.
Third-Year Performance Report by Center for Environmental Initiatives Ecoaction
Just transition of coal mining towns must become a state policy.
Ecoaction board member talks about the issue of climate protection within Ukrainian society (Interview)
Renewables must not be a business for few only!
Ukraine will focus on energy efficiency, development of renewable energy sources, electric vehicles.
In late December 2019 mayors of 6 coal mining towns signed the Declaration of Mayors on Just Transition.
Ecoaction has presented a study on transformation of Ukrainian coal mining regions in the European Commission
Independent experts have compiled a list of specific recommendations on how to manage coal mines’ shutdowns.
An international platform for the transformation of coal regions will be established for Ukraine and the Western Balkans
Establishing of a dedicated “Coal” Platform for the Western Balkans and Ukraine was announced.
More than 2 thousands people came together in Kyiv for one purpose: to demand from the authority real action to fight climate change.
How to ensure sustainable development of Ukrainian coal regions after unprofitable coal mines are shut down – international study
Independent experts from four European countries prepared an analytical study.
Representatives of the coal mining towns of Donetsk region signed a Memorandum of Partnership
Now, we are ready to share our highlights and impressions for the year.
On 15th March near the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine (Kyiv) an action of the youth took place There is no Planet B!
This article considers how the ‘land question’ has developed over the past three decades, where we stand today, and what we can expect in the future.
Water is coming: Ecoaction presented a study on impact of sea level rise on coastal areas of Ukraine due to climate change
Ecoaction experts together with scientists presented results of the research “Impact of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Areas due to Climate Change”.
Dear Parliament’s Members and guests,
This brief outlines the current state of play in the field of green energy recovery in Ukraine.
This second interim assessment concludes that greenhouse gas emissions attributable to twelve months of the war.
The recommendations made by the study highlight the decision to develop a policy for the post-war restoration of Ukraine’s land.
Solar to the rescue: photovoltaic energy systems can support Ukrainian communities and cities during the emergency response and in the longer term
Еxperts and civil society organisations are calling for diverse and alternative solutions such as renewable sources.
We initiated a sociological survey to learn more about Ukrainians attitude towards the development of renewable energy sources.