Putting the green reconstruction of Ukraine into action: Requirements for programme design and policy
Low Carbon Ukraine, together with Centre for Environmental Initiatives “Ecoaction” and CEE Bankwatch, have organised a roundtable conference on May 31st. This roundtable brought together over 60 representatives from civil society and industry, as well as national and international experts, to discuss what green reconstruction means concretely in every sector, what barriers to a green
On 23 June 2022, the Low Carbon Ukraine team participated in a discussion on the “War in Europe: Prospects for clean energy transition and Ukraine’s green post-war reconstruction”. The event was organised by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (ISSD), Ecoaction and other partner organisations. Participants shared their knowledge, experience, and ideas on the current
On 9th June 2022, the Low Carbon Ukraine team has participated at an event of AHK Ukraine on “Green Reconstruction of Ukraine: German outlook”. David Saha presented LCU’s policy briefing on “Economic Reasons for a Green Reconstruction of Ukraine” and discussed preliminary results from the industry session of LCU’s join roundtable conference with Ecoaction and
LCU hosted green reconstruction roundtable with Ukrainian civil society
On 31 May, the Low Carbon Ukraine team, Ecoaction and Bankwatch jointly organised an online roundtable to discuss the options for a green reconstruction of Ukraine. Around 60 participants, incl. experts from non-governmental organizations, think tanks and international companies, took part in the roundtable. David Saha, Head of Energy and Climate at Berlin Economics, presented
Economic reasons for a green reconstruction programme for Ukraine
Ukraine faces massive reconstruction needs in the aftermath of the Russian invasion. A reconstruction programme should be focussed on low-carbon technologies taking into account the cost reduction of green technologies, Ukraine’s climate policy obligations and EU accession perspective, elevated global fossil energy prices and price volatility, as well as energy independence from Russia.
Ukraine’s power plant park: Optimal configuration in 2032 and investment needs in the transition phase
Ukraine’s electricity sector will play a salient role in decarbonising the economy. A cost-optimal configuration of the power plant park in 2032 implies a complete replacement of coal-fired power generation by renewables and gas turbines. In the transition phase, around EUR 1.5 bn per year will be necessary to finance those new generation technologies.
Investment needs for reaching the 2030 NDC targets: An explanatory note
Ukraine needs €47bn of additional investments to reach 2NDC emission targets. The €102bn figure often mentioned includes €55bn of regular investment unrelated to NDC. Ukraine’s investment need still is high, but not as high as often mentioned. Additionally, efforts must be undertaken to re-channel some of the €55bn into "green" projects. A carbon price would be a crucial instrument to achieve this.
The Ukrainian Housing and Utilities Subsidy (HUS): Targeting and Coverage
Summary: The Housing and Utilities Subsidy (HUS) is a social transfer meant to assist low-income individuals in the payment of housing and communal services. However, and despite its heavy weight on the government budget, many poor households are not awarded the HUS (only 50% of poor households received the HUS in 2018, and only 28%
Implementing the National Emissions Reduction Plan (NERP): How should Ukraine’s power plant park look like in 2033?
Ukraine risks significantly falling behind on implementing the National Emission Reduction Plan (NERP), a binding obligation towards the Energy Community (EnC). A debate about a possible revision of the NERP has started in Ukraine but so far focuses on relaxing the requirements of the NERP, including the deadlines already extended especially for Ukraine.
In the focus:
Ukrainian Electricity Market
Ukraine is aiming for a massive expansion of renewable energies (RES) by 2030. On the one hand, this requires new technical solutions to integrate RES capacities into the existing power grid. On the other hand, market mechanisms and regulatory provisions have to be adjusted. In Ukraine, these developments coincide with the transition from a centrally regulated electricity market to a market-based system.
In this focus section, we present our analyses on these issues in a compact and comprehensive form.Read more
About the project
Low Carbon Ukraine is a project with the mission to continuously support the Ukrainian government with demand-driven analysis and policy proposals to promote the transition towards a low-carbon economy.
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The project is implemented by BE Berlin Economics GmbH.Read more