We, the Energy Transition Coalition*, a group of Ukrainian non-governmental organizations, welcome the news that Ukraine and the European Union are ready to jointly negotiate a “Green Deal” option for Ukraine. 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. It will deeply affect Ukraine’s economic development opportunities and social stability. Finally, the carbon footprint of the European continent will also depend on the subsequent policies of Ukraine, its economy and energy system.
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Open letter to the European Commission on “Green Deal” option for Ukraine (PDF)
* The Energy Transition Coalition consist of 350.org Ukraine, Ecoaction, Ekoltava, Ecoclub, City of Sun, the Khmelnytskyi Energy Cluster, and the All-Ukrainian Sustainable Development & Investment Agency.