Today, September 5, Vienna hosts an inaugural meeting of the Working Group on Climate Issues of the Energy Community which concerns an important issue - reducing environmental impacts and preventing climate change. Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine on European Integration Natalia Boyko, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ostap Semerak and his deputy Mykhailo Kuzio represent Ukraine and participate in the event at the official invitation of the Secretariat of the Energy Community.
Natalia Boiko stressed that Ukraine continues to systemic activities in the implementation of the provisions of the EU Third Energy Package. Among the recent achievements of Ukraine in the energy sector and endeavors to reduce the impact on climate change, it was noted that the Government had adopted two essential documents: the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035 and the Concept of implementation of the state policy in climate change up to 2030.
The participants discussed the prospects for developing green technologies and green economy, as well as contributing to the EU's energy security through increasing domestic energy production and cutting consumption.
Together with the leadership of the Energy Community Secretariat and the members of the Working Group, representatives of Ukraine considered opportunities to develop a joint position in the framework of the preparation for the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.