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.
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.
Just transition of coal mining towns must become a state policy.
Ukraine’s economy is among the most carbon intensive in the world. Coal is the dominating source of CO2 emissions in the energy and industry sectors.
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.
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.
Transformation experiences of coal regions: Recommendations for Ukraine and other European countries
The work is comprised of an analysis of national energy sector transformation policies.