In October 2020, the Ukrainian Government publicly announced its readiness to join in the implementation of the European Green Deal. Ukraine is willing to do a detailed plan for participation in the initiative. Ecoaction supports Ukraine’s commitment to long-term economic development, in which growth does not affect the environment, but instead is focused on protection and recovery, following the example of the EU Green Deal.
Ukraine is a signatory of the Paris Agreement, acceded Energy Community and, therefore, committed to implement an ambitious climate policy, adaptation to climate change, phase out fossil fuels, transition to renewable energy sources, and develop modern energy-efficient technologies, sustainable mobility, and agriculture. Therefore, we have prepared this Vision outlining key strategic priorities that should be included in the Roadmap for Ukraine’s participation in the EU Green Deal, subject to the positions laid by the EU Green Deal itself and recommendations provided by the IPCC. The proposed Vision and Ecoaction’s recommendations are not exhaustive and focus on the areas of the organization’s expertise and systematic engagement. In so doing, we consider the context and capacity of the Roadmap of the climate goals for Ukraine 2030, as suggested by NGOs and independent 1.
We recommend that the Government should integrate this Vision into the Roadmap for Ukraine’s participation in the EU Green Deal. This will allow Ukraine to pave the way for development in line with the objectives of the EU Green Deal and subject to the views expressed by the public, whose participation is integral to the development of this important strategic document.
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