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  • Preventing and Adapting to Climate Change

    The reform aims to prevent climate change resulting from atmospheric emissions, industrial pollution, and human impact on the environment.

    Why change anything?

    Climate change is a global challenge facing every country and calling for joint effort locally, nationally, and internationally. Ukraine was among the first countries in 2016 to sign and ratify an agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to regulate activities for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from 2020. In pursuance of the provisions of the Paris Agreement, Ukraine has drafted, adopted, and submitted Ukraine's 2050 Low Carbon Development Strategy to the UNFCCC Secretariat. However, this is not the ultimate goal of the reform.

    What does the reform involve?

    1. Developing a national strategy of adaptation to climate change and plans of adaptation to climate change regionally

    For concerted action and effective implementation of the climate policy nationally and regionally

    2. Improving the national system of creating greenhouse gas inventories

    To get accurate data on greenhouse gas emissions and more effective reporting

    3. Listing priority activities and an action plan on adaptation to climate change for different sectors of economy

    For every individual sector to have a clear guide on sustainable development

    4. Negotiating participation in international market and non-market climate-related mechanisms with other countries

    Consolidated action with international partners is required to achieve appreciable results

    5. Preparing for ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

    The Kigali Amendment addresses the issue of handling regulated substances (fluorinated gases), protecting the ozone layer, and preventing climate change.

    Key achievements

    • Two key documents ratified: the Paris Agreement and the Montreal Protocol
    • The first nationally determined contribution drafted and submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat
    • Ukraine's 2050 Low Carbon Development Strategy adopted

    Goals and objectives for the current year

    • Designing and implementing the emissions trading system.
    • Creating a special authorized agency on monitoring, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions and emissions trading.
    • Approving a comprehensive 2021–2030 National Energy and Climate Plan.
    • Creating and introducing a register of operators of regulated substances.
    • Continuing the implementation of the reporting system for operators.

    The reform is implemented by

    the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, UNDP, European Investment Bank, World Bank, Ecoaction (Center of Environmental Initiatives), VEGO MAMA-86, National Ecological Center of Ukraine

    Key documents and useful links