Ukraine will receive expert support for the implementation of the European Green Course within the framework of the new GA GUAM international technical assistance project.
Most of the provisions of the EEC should become the basis for the future green reconstruction of Ukraine in all sectors of the economy, reports Yevhenii Fedorenko, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources for European Integration, on Facebook.
He explained that this is a regional project for of Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova, which will last until March 2026. It was launched by the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Swedish Agency for International Cooperation and Development. The total funding of GA GUAM reaches SEK 60 million.
Fedorenko noted that as part of the project, Ukraine will receive expert support in:
- fulfillment of obligations under the Paris Agreement on climate change;
- further integration into the European Union;
- synchronization of the national policy with the goals of the EWC, which will become the basis of the future green reconstruction.
He emphasized that the green agenda will cover such policy areas as:
- prevention and adaptation to climate change;
- energy efficiency;
- construction and reconstruction;
- smart mobility;
- circular economy;
- striving for zero pollution;
- food system;
- preservation of ecosystems.
The deputy minister said that at the first stage of GA GUAM experts will carry out a comprehensive assessment of the green transition in Ukraine. This will form the basis for the development of the Roadmap for achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
"Such an action plan for the green transition will allow mobilizing investments to build a sustainable economy, and Ukrainian enterprises will get opportunities for expansion and innovation," said Fedorenko.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in April 2022, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal stated that in the post-war period, Ukraine will, as before, adhere to the call of the European Union regarding the implementation of the Green Deal.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, at the International Sustainable Development Forum 2023 in Kyiv and The Hague, the Netherlands, formed the main principles of the Green Strategy of Ukraine for the next 20 years. The strategy includes a set of initiatives, a clear road map and a practical action plan , which will later be presented to the government.