Climate change mitigation in Ukraine: modernising industry
As of: January 2021
By signing an Association Agreement with the European Union, Ukraine has agreed to comply with EU climate targets and the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). A key aspect of achieving these national climate targets will be ensuring that best-available techniques (BAT) are deployed in the country’s industrial infrastructure. A regulatory framework for transposing the EU Directive into law has been lacking to date. Accordingly, the project is promoting capacity building in companies and state-run facilities, while providing support to the responsible ministries as they develop the legal framework and monitor compliance. In relation to BAT, the project is aiming to facilitate capacity building for domain experts and management in ministries, for environmental regulators and for plant operators. This, in turn, will enable Ukraine to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from its industrial sector by the deployment of innovative industrial processes and procedures.
State of implementation/results
- The project supports the Ukrainian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in an exchange with Polish and Czech authorities and companies. The aim is to evaluate and use their experience in implementing the European Union Industrial Emissions Directive for the Ukrainian process.
- The official kick-off event took place on 9th July 2019 in Kiev with the participation of a delegation of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Among others, the Parliamentary State Secretary Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter and the Ukrainian Vice Minister of Environment Mykola Kuzio were present.