German govt stepping up assistance to Ukraine in climate policy development
MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The overall budget of technical assistance projects to be implemented in Ukraine under the International Climate Initiative will reach 44.5 million euros, the Ukrainian media said on Tuesday with the reference to the website of the Ukrainian Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ministry.
The ministry said the initiative was discussed in Berlin, at a meeting of a Ukrainian delegation led by Deputy Minister Alexander Krasnolutsky and representatives of Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, and Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the International Climate Initiative Secretariat.
In particular, the German projects envisage assistance in Ukraine's fulfillment of the Paris Agreement and adaptation to climate change in the Black Sea region, alongside the establishment of a system for trade in emission quotas, the drafting of a low-emission policy, and forest preservation in the Carpathian Mountains. The sides also discussed Ukraine's joining of the climate club under formation by EU member states.