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  • The United Kingdom and Ukraine discussed preparations for international climate talks in Glasgow
    Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, posted 15 April 2021 09:13

    Minister of Eсology and Natural Resources Roman Abramovskyy met with the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ukraine Melinda Simmons to discuss Ukraine's climate policy, plans and expectations from the Climate Change Conference #COP 26, as well as Ukraine's role in various global environmental initiatives.

    "In early April, the Ministry of Eсology and Natural Resources presented a draft Second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. Its ambitious goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65% in 2030 compared to 1990. We are planning to complete consultations with all stakeholders in the near future so that the Government can approve NDC2 at the beginning of the summer. I look forward to the UK's support in achieving the ambitious goals of NDC2 and presenting it to the international community. After all, the experience of Great Britain, a leading country in the development of a green economy, is important to us," said Roman Abramovskyy.

    According to the Paris Agreement, each member state must take consistent internal measures to mitigate climate change and achieve the goals of the agreement. Ukraine, as one of the first signatories, is an important part of this process, and has modeled ambitious goals in NDC2. To achieve them international investment is critical. After all, the implementation of the set climate transformations involves attracting EUR 102 billion in investment in various sectors of the economy.

    NDC2 is important for the development and transformation of all sectors of the economy: energy, industry, transport, construction, agriculture and forestry as well as waste management.

    Roman Abramovsky focused on the plans of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resource in climate policy as the following:

    • approve the Second Nationally Determined Contribution;
    • present it to the international community and representatives of international financial organizations;
    • approve a strategy for environmental safety and adaptation to climate change;
    • take part in the Climate Change Conference #COP 26.

    In November this year, the United Kingdom together with Italy will host # COP26. This conference will be an important opportunity for countries around the world to make the ambitious commitments needed to save our planet.