Adequacy of the electricity system development implied in the NDC2-draft
Ukraine’s draft 2nd NDC (NDC2) envisions an economy-wide reduction of emissions from ca. 340 megatons of CO2 equivalents (MtCO2eq) in 2018 to ca. 290 MtCO2eq in 2030. It projects that the electricity sector will ensure roughly 45% of the total projected emission reductions from now until 2030.
Reaching Ukraine's energy and climate targets
This series presents ten Policy Proposals aimed at helping Ukraine reach its energy and climate targets.
Policy Event "Reaching Ukraine's energy and climate targets"
Our policy event "Reaching Ukraine's energy and climate targets", organized together with the NGO “DixiGroup” in Kyiv, was a complete success. 240 participants attended the meeting, and another 200+ visitors watched the livestreams.
Energy efficiency in public buildings – 50% retrofitting target until 2030
Deferred maintenance and repair investments reduce the value of the Ukrainian building stock. A long-term retrofitting strategy is required for residential as well as public buildings.
Low-Carbon Transport Policies for Ukraine
Greenhouse gas emissions from transport have been slightly increasing since the year 2000. With the right policies, Ukraine can further decrease transport emissions and reach its mid-and long-term climate goals.
Towards a decarbonisation of Ukraine's steel sector
This paper considers the potential for decarbonizing Ukraine’s steel sector and gives policy recommendations that take into account the challenging international environment Ukraine's steel sector finds itself in.
A socially sustainable coal phase-out in Ukraine
A coal phase-out is an inevitable step for Ukraine on its decarbonization path. This paper proposes accompanying measures for the phase-out, aimed at dampening its negative impact.
Synchronising Ukraine's and Europe's electricity grids
Synchronising Ukraine's and Europe's electricity grids will be expensive, but hugely beneficial. This paper discusses the challenges and potential benefits in detail.
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