Last week, Ukraine joined the new EU-supported regional initiative “EU4Climate”. The launch event in Ukraine offered an opportunity for government officials and representatives of various stakeholder groups to discuss priorities and next steps for EU4Climate implementation in the country until 2022.
With overall funding of €1.13 million over the period 2019–2022, the initiative will support the development of the implementation plan and roadmap for nationally determined contributions to the Paris Agreement. The plan will embody Ukraine’s efforts to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. It will also contribute to aligning with the EU climate legislation, mainstreaming climate in policy and implementing Ukraine's Low Emissions Development Strategy, adopted in 2018.
The EU launched the EU4Climate initiative in 2019 to support the six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) to develop and implement climate-related policies based on the countries’ commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Association and Partnership Agreements with the EU, the Eastern Partnership’s “20 Deliverables for 2020” (in particular the climate-related Deliverables 15 and 16) and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (in particular Sustainable Development Goal 13 on “Climate Action”).
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