“Review of Climate Action and Transition to Sustainable Energy in Ukraine” – online seminar of SELNEE project
Date: 18 November 2020
Participation in the seminar is free. To participate in the seminar, you must register using the link: https://forms.gle/YLQGd87UcuKk8TSQ9. A letter with a link to join the online seminar will be sent to the email specified during registration.
This meeting is organized within the framework of the project Civil Society for Sustainable Energy – Local to National in Eastern Europe (SELNEE). The SELNEE Project has started in May 2020 and is an NGO Cooperation of Denmark, Ukraine and Belarus. The activities of the SELNEE project are aimed, in particular, at strengthening national actions on sustainable energy in Ukraine with proposals and advocacy activities, as well as exchange of information with civil society organizations.
Ukraine is implementing the National Renewable Energy Action Plan until 2020 (NREAP 2020), according to which it should reach 11% of RES in total gross final energy consumption, 12% in electricity consumption, 11% in heating and cooling and 10% in transport. The National Plan is likely to be met for the share of RES in electricity and not met in the heating / cooling and transport sectors.
The Energy Strategy until 2035 sets as the goal the achieving 25% of renewable energy sources in the TPES in Ukraine until 2035. The goals of the energy and climate policy of Ukraine for 2050 have not been developed or approved. At the beginning of 2020, the Ministry of Energy presented the Concept of a “green” energy transition by 2050 with the goal of reaching 60% of renewable energy sources in Ukraine’s TPES in 2050. Unfortunately, it was never officially approved by the Government.
In this situation, civil society, in our opinion, should unite and present a common position on the need for a sustainable energy transition and the achievement of climate neutrality in Ukraine in 2050 – 2070.
Target audience: public unions / organizations, representatives of civil society, academic institutions, international organizations, private companies and public authorities, as well as other interested organizations and experts.
Speakers: Dmytro Kuleba* – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Yaroslav Demchenkov* – Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine in charge of EU integration, Iryna Stavchuk* – Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Yurii Shafarenko* – Deputy Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Oleksandr Dombrovskyi – Chairman of the Board of Civic Union “Global 100RE UA”, Georgii Geletukha – Head of the Board of Civic Organization “Renewable Energy Agency”, Kyrylo Tomliak – manager of EBRD program, Aleksandr Riepkin – President of Ukrainian Hydrogen Council, Oleksandr Diachuk – leading researcher of Institute for economics and forecasting of NAS of Ukraine, Natalia Kushko – Head of the expert group of the UNDP project “Support to the Parliament of Ukraine on sustainable energy and environment”, Oksana Aliieva – “Climate Change and Energy Policy” Program Coordinator at the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Kyiv Office Ukraine, Oleh Savitskyi, Board Member of NGO Ecoaction, climate and energy policy expert at the Climate Action Network, Oleksii Korchmit – Head of NGO «Ukrainian ESCO-Association», Oleksandra Tryboi – senior consultant of Civic Organization “Renewable Energy Agency”, board member of INFORSE-Europe, International Network for Sustainable Energy.
- Experts’ views on the development of Ukraine’s energy sector until 2050 – 2070.
- Discussion of the Roadmap for the development of bioenergy in Ukraine until 2050.
- Prospects of the bioenergy sector of Ukraine regarding the implementation of the national defined contribution.
- Roadmap for the development of green hydrogen in Ukraine until 2050.
- Development of Ukraine’s energy until 2050 in the context of the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
- Distributed RES generation as a component of the energy transition.
- Review of climate action and the transition to sustainable energy in Ukraine. Results of the SELNEE project.
- Presentation and discussion of a Joint Statement.