At the UN Climate Summit COP28, Ukraine will present its pavilion for the second time, dedicated to the consequences of the Russian explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam (Kakhovka block), as well as the damage from the war in the Consequences block and the Recovery block.
The conference will present the initiatives of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Peace Formula, in particular the Environmental Safety clause, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources reports.
The conference will run from November 30 to December 12, 2023 in Dubai, UAE.
It is noted that materials and exhibits for the pavilion were collected from all over Ukraine to reflect how the war complicates the solution of climate change problems.
The pavilion's key installation, The Roof, is dedicated to the tragedy of losing a home to flooding. It represents thousands of destroyed Ukrainian homes. Tiles from the Kherson region, the region most affected by the flooding, were used to create it.
The report emphasized that COP28 will also focus on food security. The pavilion will showcase samples of burnt corn and wheat, thousands of tons of which were destroyed by the occupiers during missile attacks. As well as the world's most fertile black soil, which becomes "dead" after shelling.
"Ukraine's goals at COP28 are advocacy of the Dovkillev Declaration and continuation of the international dialogue regarding the Global War Damage Assessment Platform announced by the President of Ukraine [Volodymyr Zelensky] at COP27. Despite the war, Ukraine is completing the construction of its climate architecture and consistently fulfilling its climate commitments. At SOR28, we plan to unite even more partners around our country for the green future of Ukraine and the whole world," said Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ruslan Strelets.
It is noted that one of the key messages of the pavilion is that despite the war, Ukraine is building its future and is already bringing parks, cities and agricultural lands back to life. Visitors will be able to familiarize themselves with the recovery plan of Ukraine, which provides for the implementation of 850 large-scale projects over the next 10 years. Among the priority programs are "Reconstruction of a clean and protected environment", "Energy independence" and "Green Course".
Ukraine will also present an already implemented green energy project that was presented in the pavilion at the 2022 conference – the Tyligul wind power plant.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that the head of the European Climate Fund (ECF), Professor Laurance Tubiana, stated that through diplomacy and propaganda, Russia is trying to harm Europe's green transition and is sabotaging international climate negotiations.
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