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Wednesday, 13. October 2021 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Save in my calendar

Ukraine's New NDC: A Start for an Ambitious Green Deal Agenda?

EU-Ukraine Virtual Roundtable on Energy Transition

Ahead of the Glasgow climate conference, the Ukrainian government approved the country’s new pledge for reducing carbon emissions until 2030. With the new Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Ukraine aims to reduce emissions to 35% of the 1990 level. The debate on decarbonisation in Ukraine clearly gains pace. Coal industry towns in the East of the country unite and demand a pro-active and farsighted government policy for transition. A recent scenario study commissioned by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung shows, that even a quicker coal phase-out until 2030 is technically possible and economically beneficial. At the same time, after dynamic developments two years ago, the further expansion of renewables and reforms were effectively stopped by an erratic energy policy. The legislation on emission regulation for large combustion plants in line with the obligations for the approximation to the EU markets remained being set of words.

The online discussion aims to review Ukraine’s current energy and climate policy path. Speakers will explore the importance of European-Ukrainian cooperation on speeding–up the transition. To what extent can particular instruments of the European Green Deal drive the further transformation? What are possible obstacles and solutions to facilitate the practical implementation of the new Ukrainian climate goals in the framework of the given institutional settings of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the European Energy Community and others?


  • Iryna Stavchuk, Deputy Minister – Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine
  • Marcus Lippold, EU Support Group for Ukraine, Team leader Energy and Green Deal, Brussels
  • Anna Ackermann, Energy Policy Analyst, Center for Environmental Initiatives "Ecoaction", Ukraine
  • Rouven Stubbe, Energy Economics Analyst, Berlin Economics, Berlin


  • Robert Sperfeld, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin


  • Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 16.00-17.30 Berlin/ Brussels = 17.00 - 18.30 Kyiv


>> Please find background articles and analytics on Heinrich Böll Stiftung Ukraine's Climate & Energetics website.



Ulla Niehaus


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