On 30 June 2022, the Low Carbon Ukraine team participated in the Annual meeting of the Green Task Force organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). For more than 20 years, the OECD has been supporting the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) to green their economies through the Task Force for the Implementation of the Environmental Action Programme for Central and Eastern Europe.
The 2022 Annual meeting provided an opportunity for members and partners to discuss the environmental and economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on climate policies in the EECCA region. Rouven Stubbe and Manuel von Mettenheim presented LCU’s policy paper on and answered questions from the participants. This paper analyses the impact of the war in Ukraine on climate and energy policies in eight countries of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership and Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.