Today, Acting Minister of Energy Olha Buslavets signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH.
The document is aimed at the development of energy efficiency in Ukraine. Support from the Government of Germany and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) will be provided to Ukraine under the new international technical assistance project "Promotion of Energy Efficiency and Implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive in Ukraine" to be implemented by the German Corporation for International Cooperation GIZ.
The parties agreed to assist in creating a more favorable legal, regulatory and institutional framework conditions for improving energy efficiency in Ukraine in accordance with the European Directive 2012/27/ EU on energy efficiency. As a result of the project activity, 5 selected elements of the EU energy efficiency requirements will be enshrined in the legislation of Ukraine, in particular in laws, decrees and regulations.
The project creates a framework for the implementation of measures to improve energy efficiency, which leads to a reduction in energy intensity. The result should be fossil fuel savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
The project is planned to be implemented within 5 years.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the Government of Germany in achieving its goals in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The priority areas of Germany's cooperation with Ukraine are: effective government, energy efficiency and climate protection, sustainable economic development. Cooperation with Germany also covers overcoming the crisis in the east of the country. At that, special attention is paid to the support of Ukrainian communities that have received internally displaced persons.
The Swiss Cooperation Program in Ukraine operates under the auspices of the Swiss Embassy in Ukraine and focuses on four main areas: peace, protection and democratic institutions, sustainable urban development, small and medium-sized enterprises and competitiveness, as well as healthcare.