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Why the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine should be green

Katerina Belousova

The new economy of Ukraine must be based on the latest green and digital technologies

The green recovery of Ukraine should be considered as the need for a deep transformation of the country on the way to a green and climate-neutral economy.

This was stated by Zoryana Kozak, an analyst at the resource-analytical center Society and Environment during the international conference on providing aid to Ukraine, its reconstruction and the European perspective in Krakow, Poland, reports DiXi Group.

The event, which was held by the European Social and Economic Committee (ESEC), brought together about 200 participants, including officials and representatives of non-governmental organizations of the EU, Poland and Ukraine.

The approach to recovery can be ambitious and pragmatic. According to Kozak, the ambition is to define green development as a central element of post-war recovery. A pragmatic approach should contain the so-called "red lines", the implementation of which is vital for the sustainable and green recovery of Ukraine in the future.

The president of the ESEC, Krista Schweng, noted that the reconstruction of Ukraine should lead to the development of a stronger civil society and a new economy based on the latest green and digital technologies.

"As the ESEC, we are determined to strengthen cooperation and exchange with Ukrainian public organizations," she said.

Expert of the project Integration of sustainable development in Ukraine according to the European green course Kozak emphasized the importance of the participation of the public sector in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.

"Civil society is the cementing element that can unite different stakeholders, restore or establish connections between them, in particular between the state, local self-government, business and ordinary citizens," she said.

Kozak also added that Ukrainian non-governmental organizations need systematic and immediate support programs, because civil society has also been affected and destroyed by the war.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that The Czech Republic will help Ukraine in green post-war reconstruction the environment, in particular, will support natural parks, climate policy, reform of the waste management system and the fight against industrial pollution.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, experts believe that minimum two generations of Ukrainians will feel harm, caused to nature by military actions due to pollution.

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