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One Chernobyl is Enough, Though Nuclear Power Produces 52.6% of Electricity in Ukraine
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One Chernobyl is Enough, Though Nuclear Power Produces 52.6% of Electricity in Ukraine

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Ukraine Country Manager Anastasiia BushovskaNuclear power plants produce 52.6% (data of 2020) of Ukrainian electricity. Currently, there are 15 nuclear reactors and 9 of them have terms expiring in the next 10 years. These reactors were built at the end of the 1970s and 1980s with an expiration...

The Biggest Obstacles for Ukraine Climate Policies: Lack of Needed Capital Investment and Widespread Corruption
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The Biggest Obstacles for Ukraine Climate Policies: Lack of Needed Capital Investment and Widespread Corruption

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Ukraine Country Manager Anastasiia Bushovska The biggest obstacle for Ukraine in reaching its climate goals is in the lack of needed economic resources. For the gradual transition to a climate-neutral economy, Ukraine needs 102 billion euro of capital investment through 2030. There is currently no plan on how...

Ukraine Seeks a 65% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to 1990 Levels by 2030
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Ukraine Seeks a 65% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to 1990 Levels by 2030

This Post was subnitted by Climate Scorecard Ukraine Country Manager Anastasiia Bushovska   Ukraine Seeks a 65% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to 1990 Levels by 2030 A  National Inventory Report from Ukraine to UNFCCC in 2021 provides the following data: GHG emissions in Ukraine in 2019 amounted to 332.11 Mt CO2-eq., excluding LULUCF....

Best Climate Practice Ukraine: Ecoclub
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Best Climate Practice Ukraine: Ecoclub

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Ukraine Country Manager Oksana Omelchuk   Ecoclub is an energy-oriented environmental protection NGO based in Rivne, Ukraine working towards a safe future with affordable energy. With more than 10 years of energy efficiency experience including organizing educational events (seminars, lectures and training), street actions, lobbying, advocacy, and studies....

The City of the Sun Project in Ukraine
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The City of the Sun Project in Ukraine

By Climate Scorecard Ukraine Country Manager Anastasia Bushovska Slavutych, population 25 000, is a Ukrainian city developed for the evacuated personnel of Chernobyl. In 2019, funded by equity crowdfunding, the “City of the Sun” project was created to promote the use of solar energy among the population. The city aimed at establishing its own solar...

Ukraine Government Fails to Adequately Support Renewable Energy
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Ukraine Government Fails to Adequately Support Renewable Energy

As outlined in the table below, the major sources of electricity in Ukraine during the first 6 months of 2020 included nuclear power, thermal power, and hydroelectric power. Total electricity production for this time period was 73 431 million kWh with electricity exports equaling 2 676,4 million kWh and imports equaling 1 756,6 million kWh....

Ukraine Has Seen a 61% Decrease in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since 1990
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Ukraine Has Seen a 61% Decrease in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Levels: 344.07 MtCO2e in 2018, a decrease of 61.2% from 1990 (Ukraine Government) The most recent data on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Ukraine was published in March 2020 by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources in their Annual National Inventory Report. This thorough report contains balances of...

Ukrainian Climate Goals Still To Be Determined
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Ukrainian Climate Goals Still To Be Determined

Along with the appointment of a new Minister, in June the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Nature Resources became a separate entity. Some sources (Shevchenko) argue that despite some changes made to the organization, many issues remain unaddressed including: Slowing down of determining a Second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to Paris Agreement; Delays in adjusting...

Green Jobs are Needed in More than Just the Energy Sector in Ukraine
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Green Jobs are Needed in More than Just the Energy Sector in Ukraine

At the moment, the government of Ukraine does not focus on developing “green” jobs, as well as the development of a green economy. But even without support at the national level, green jobs develop in different sectors. The concept of “green jobs” is almost never discussed in Ukraine, even in public debate. When green jobs...

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