Advising Ukrainian decision makers on low emission policy paths
As of: May 2021
The Ukrainian energy sector is facing a number of challenges, including dependence on energy imports and rising energy costs – so the country must develop adequate energy and climate policy strategies. The project supports the Ukrainian government in pursuing an effective energy and climate policy and reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. It specifically supports the Ministry of Energy in developing climate policy strategies such as the National Energy and Climate Plan and the “Ukraine Green Deal”. The Ukrainian government is continuously supported in its work by means of needs-based analyses and policy proposals, including capacity-building measures such as training in the interpretation of energy system and climate model results. Thanks to its publications like the Electricity Market Monitor, the project also addresses a broader circle of experts from the energy sector.
State of implementation/results
- In early 2020, the Ministry of Energy and Environment presented an ambitious vision for climate policy by 2050 ("Ukraine Green Deal"), to which the project contributed. One of the goals is to achieve climate neutrality by 2070.
- In the course of the first steps towards the liberalization of the electricity market in 2019, project team members were invited to a meeting with the Ukrainian President to discuss the situation on the electricity market after the market opening with representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers and relevant interest groups.
- In early 2019 the project submitted four detailed proposals for the currently debated law on renewable energy auctions (Draft Law No. 8449-D) as part of an expert group. These have been accepted by the partliament.
- The project website (see link) regularly publishes the most recent publications of the project. Among these are:
- A quarterly monitoring report that is being developed in collaboration with the ukrainian think tank DiXi Group. The report outlines the progress with the implementation of the ukrainian Energy Strategy 2035, which, among other things, promotes the expansion of renewable energies (RE).
- The report, furthermore, informs about recent developments in the energy sector of Ukraine and thereby allows to evaluate the progress with the decarbonization of the energy sector.
- Compact policy briefings on various related topics such as the future development of energy demand and the required power production capacity, the identification of production capacities for public tenders to meet national targets and the optimal geographical distribution of RE plants across Ukraine.