15 Nov 2022 16:50

Climate office to be set up in Ukraine with assistance of Germany, EU - minister

MOSCOW. Nov 15 (Interfax) - A climate office will be established in Ukraine as part of the Development of Capacity for Climate Action international technological assistance project, which is being pursued by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the European Union, Ukrainian Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources Ruslan Strilets said.

"The establishment of the Ukrainian Climate Office is an example of support for Ukraine from the partners - BMWK and the EU, which will be implemented by GIZ [German Agency for International Cooperation]. I invite all countries seeking to contribute to the overcoming of global warming to cooperate as part of this initiative," the environment protection minister is quoted by Ukrainian media as saying in a statement made at the United Nations climate conference COP27.

The official launch of the office took place as part of the COP27 on Tuesday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources said in a statement on social media. The project will be co-financed by the EU and the BMWK International Climate Initiative (IKI). Its goal is to provide real assistance to Ukraine in the implementation of the climate objectives on the path to de-carbonization.

Strilets emphasized that despite the crisis Ukraine "has not abandoned its commitments to the world community, including those regarding the climate policy, and has not given up its intention to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2030."