Climate & Energetics

Climate & Energetics

 

The world scientific community has repeatedly provided irrefutable evidence of the impact of human activities on the climate, emphasizing the catastrophic predictions of the situation at current trends. These conditions need urgent actions to prevent critical consequences of climate change for humanity.

Ukraine is  part of the twenty countries with the highest greenhouse gas emissions in the world and still aims to increase own development within the industry.  Ukraine should choose new approaches to economic development at this historical turning point.  For the energy sector this means the  transition from nuclear and coal energy, shale gas to energy efficiency and renewable energy. This will help to solve many complex environmental, economic and social problems.

Now it is important to support those "green" actors who are working for the realization of such shift in the principles of objectivity, transparency and fairness.

Compared to COP21 where the EU had a decisive bridge-building role between developed and developing countries in leading a strong climate coalition, in Marrakesh Europe appeared silent and divided.

Since many countries in East and Southeast Europe have much in common from perspective of climate policies and EU-integration development vector, Heinrich Boell Foundation Offices in Belgrade and Kiev organized a panel discussion entitled “EU enlargement: increasing the climate ambition?” on November 16, 2016 in Marrakech, during the Conference of Parties to UNFCCC UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22).

In the period November 7-18, 2016, the Conference of the Parties of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) is ongoing in the city of Marrakech, Morocco. 

The energy sector in Ukraine is undergoing a fundamental transition. Yet, to overcome old structures and deep-rooted corruption, Ukraine needs a clear long-term strategy on the transition to green economy and sustainable energy. German and the EU technical support can play a key role in this process.

At present the Heinrich Böll Foundation puts the main emphasis on the areas global energy and climate policy, i.e. discussions about the opportunities of renewable energy and the problems of nuclear power.

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