Today, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Environmental Security and Climate Adaptation Sttategy until 2030. It is designed to increase environmental safety, reduce the effects and consequences of climate change in Ukraine.
The implementation of the Strategy is aimed at fulfilling Ukraine’s international obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the effects of global climate change. The main environmental threats to Ukraine are a significant level of air, water and land resources pollution, an imperfect system of state supervision (control) and environmental monitoring. Moreover, a critical situation occurred with the formation, accumulation, storage, processing, and disposal of waste.
According to the Strategy, the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in Ukraine are such socio-economic sectors as: biodiversity, water resources, energy, public health, forestry, coastal areas, fisheries, agriculture, soils, etc. And these are the areas the main activities of the Government within the framework of the document implementation will be aimed at. Stages of implementation of the Strategy for achieving the goals of state policy on environmental safety and adaptation to climate change will be carried out in two stages. As a result of its implementation it is expected:
The Strategy will be implemented in accordance with the developed and approved Operational Plan for the Implementation of the Strategy for Environmental Security and Climate Adaptation until 2030, which sets out measures for the next three years.