The UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) was held at Sharm EL Sheikh International Convention Center in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. COP27 is designed to contribute to the global fight against climate change and the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement.
More than 190 countries took part in COP27, including Ukraine. The conference program is packed with events and covers a wide range of issues, such as policies and actions for sustainable development, approaches to reducing CO2 emissions, climate change mitigation, community support, funding mechanisms, R&D, innovations and technologies.
Ukraine, which had previously participated in the event for many years, was represented by its own pavilion for the first time. The main task was to demonstrate the devastating effects of the war to the whole world and to gain support for the revival of the country, as well as tell the world about Ukraine’s commitment to climate goals and aspirations for development. Decarbonization, energy efficiency, digitization of administrative services, and resource and waste management became important topics from the point of view of work prospects in Ukraine.
During the UNDP UKRAINE PANEL DISCUSSION, GREEN AND RESILIENT RECOVERY FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT climate goals of Ukraine in the field of energy were presented https://ucn.org.ua/?p=8915. Ukraine undertook to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65%. It is now recorded that CO2 emissions in Ukraine have increased by 23% compared to 2021. Ukraine has declared a transition to climate neutrality by 2060. It is planned to receive 25% of electricity from RES by 2030 – “green recovery”. In general, during the hostilities, the country lost about 90% of the wind power located in the occupied territory, and about 30% of the solar power. There were calls for energy transition for Ukraine: to ensure appropriate legislative regulation and a favorable investment climate for the creation of new truly peaceful energy capacities – based on renewable energy.
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