An important topic in EUEA and Kyiv Post joint project: The European Green Deal and its meaning for Ukraine. Why is it important for each Ukrainian how quickly Ukraine is moving towards green future and which steps are needed for solving the situation?
Read about a tempo of energy efficiency in Ukraine in comment from Elena Rybak for a special edition:
At the time when countries tirelessly work to complete refurbishments of public and residential buildings, prevent inefficient new construction by promoting international green certification systems (BREEAM, LEED, OGNI, DGNB, etc.), trade green bonds to attract financing for green real estate portfolios, develop climate financing products for green technologies, integrate gender aspects into all these processes because gender equality is a proven requirement for successful mitigation and adaptation to climate change, where is Ukraine?
Ukraine since two decades works on updating national construction regulations, debates the need to revive the coal industry, works on best practices and single case studies of modernized infrastructure and occasionally changes its decisions on strategy. The time, as a most precious resource to help Ukraine mitigate and adapt to climate change is hopelessly lost with every year.
There are a number of good examples of projects and financial products on the market, says Elena. What is now needed is to scale this up, significantly. The reduction of the project cycle in this aspect is the most important thing. Currently it takes between 3 to 6 years to implement a project on i.e. simple building refurbishment or partial district heating system modernization with IFI financing. Here is where the turbo regime and systematic changes are really needed, we have to shorten this”.
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