The government has identified key environmental protection objectives for 2024

The government has identified key environmental protection objectives for 2024

Katerina Belousova

In June, the Ministry of Environment should submit a draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers "On approval of the plan of measures to create a national system of trading quotas for greenhouse gas emissions"

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a priority action plan for 2024, including 28 tasks for the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources and other agencies in the field of environmental protection.

Among the priorities is strengthening administrative and criminal liability for violations in the field of waste management, the Government Portal reports.

The plan provides for the development and submission of:

- March

  • the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On approval of the Procedure for the functioning of the state environmental monitoring system and its subsystems";
  • the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On approval of the list of information needs to ensure management in the field of environmental protection";
  • of the Cabinet of Ministers draft resolution "On Amendments to the Procedure for State Monitoring in the Field of Atmospheric Air Protection", approved by Resolution No. 827 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated August 14, 2019, regarding the organization and implementation of state monitoring in the field of atmospheric air protection and the implementation of some provisions of EU directives 2004/107/EC and 2008/50/EC;
  • draft law "On waste from the extractive industry";
  • the draft act of the Cabinet of Ministers "On the approval of the National Waste Management Plan until 2033, the National Waste Prevention Program";

- May

  • the draft law "On amendments to the Tax Code regarding the payment of environmental tax for waste disposal and disposal of extractive industry waste";

- June

  • the draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers "On approval of the plan of measures for the creation of a national system of trading quotas for greenhouse gas emissions";
  • the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On making changes to some government resolutions regarding the implementation of European approaches to water monitoring";
  • the draft law "On plant protection products and fertilizers";
  • draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On the approval of the Technical Regulation on the classification, labeling and packaging of chemical products, harmonized with the Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and the Council No. 1272/2008 of December 16, 2008 on the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP)" ;
  • the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On the approval of the Technical Regulation on the safety of chemical products, harmonized with the Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament and the Council No. 1907/2006 of December 18, 2006 on the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals and preparations (REACH)";
  • the draft law "On limiting the production and circulation of single-use plastic products on the territory of Ukraine";
  • the draft law "On waste electrical and electronic equipment";

- July

  • the draft law "On batteries, accumulators and battery and accumulator waste";
  • the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On approval of management plans for nine river basins";
  • draft law "On the peculiarities of the management of state-owned objects in the forestry sector and the procedure for the formation and operation of the specialized state forestry joint-stock company "Forests of Ukraine";

- September

  • the draft law "On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine in Part of the Implementation of the Provisions of EU Acts (EU acquis) in the Field of Environmental Protection";
  • the draft law "On Amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses Regarding Responsibility in the Field of Waste Management";
  • draft law "On Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine on Strengthening Criminal Liability in the Field of Waste Management";
  • the draft order of the Cabinet of Ministers "On concluding an Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on the implementation of the Convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context";
  • the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On approving the list of subsoil areas (mineral deposits) that are of strategic importance for the sustainable development of the economy and defense capability of the state, which will be provided for use through auctions for the sale of special permits for the use of subsoil";
  • the draft law "On used tires, used oils and vehicles removed from service";

- October

  • submission of the government proposal "On accession to the Declaration on the Integration of Adaptation to Climate Change into Cooperation in the Field of Development" according to the established form;
  • the draft order "On providing the "Drevlyanskyi" nature reserve for permanent use with a change in the intended use of state-owned land plots located in the exclusion zone and the zone of unconditional (compulsory) resettlement";

- December

  • draft law "On the basic principles of state policy in the field of climate change";
  • implementation of modern digital technologies for storing and using geological data to simplify independent analysis and investment decision-making by investors;
  • the draft Decree of the President of Ukraine "On changing the boundaries (expansion) of the territory of the national nature park "Vyzhnytskyi";
  • construction and commissioning of new forest seed centers for growing seedlings with a closed root system;

- during the year

  • implementation of the environmental initiative "Large-scale afforestation of Ukraine".

"In the light of recent events and non-working legislation in the field of waste management, we expect an interesting year where, in addition to countering external military aggression, we will fight against the system," commented Olga Boyko, coordinator of the Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development Committee of the European Business Association.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources has developed drafts of new standards for monitoring, quantifying, and reporting greenhouse gas emissions that will help launch an emissions trading system.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ruslan Strilets is convinced that in 2026 Ukraine will be able to complete the implementation of most European environmental directives and regulations.

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