Low-carbon development is one of the important areas of cooperation between Ukraine and Germany. This was discussed during the Ukrainian-German intergovernmental talks on cooperation, reports the State Energy Efficiency Agency.
Olga Stefanishina, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, and Maria Flaksbart, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, took part in the opening ceremony.
Deputy Energy Minister for European Integration Yaroslav Demchenkov drew attention to the fact that Ukraine is consistent in creating conditions for the transition to a low-carbon economy, and outlined the current state of cooperation between the two states in the energy sector.
In turn, Konstantin Gura, acting Chairman of the State Energy Efficiency Committee, noted the priority of Ukraine's "green" transition, given the ambitious plans of the EU for decarbonization.
“Given the need for urgent action, we are working to enhance the functional capacity of State Energy Efficiency. The agency is being transformed into a key cross-sectoral body responsible for the implementation of the state policy of the “green” transition in the context of the country's participation in the EU Green Deal, "Gura said.
At the same time, K. Goura assured that on the path of low-carbon development Germany is Ukraine's strategic partner and an exemplary example of successful implementation of reforms, tools and incentives.
In this context, Ukraine receives moral support from the German government, in particular through the activities of the projects of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) aimed at implementing energy efficient policies. Also, State Energy Efficiency works closely with the Foundation. F. Ebert, Foundation. G. Belle, DENA.
The partnership between Ukraine and Germany is based on the implementation of key EU directives, legislative changes and initiatives for the implementation of energy management systems at the municipal level, in budgetary institutions and industry, energy audits, green bond market development, training of energy auditors, analysis of the prospects for hydrogen energy and much more , the agency said.
In particular, the State Energy Efficiency, together with the Ministry of Energy and international partners, finalized the basic draft law "On Energy Efficiency", prepared a draft National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the period up to 2030, developed the concept of a 5-year energy efficiency program, draft laws for the restoration of ESCO purchases, launch of the Decarbonization Fund, etc.
Earlier today reported that the association "Ukrmetallurgprom " asked Ukrainian officials to return to reality in matters of "green " transition and decarbonization of the economy.