Panel Discussion: Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction on October 19th, 2022

On October 19, the Low Carbon Ukraine team, Ecoaction, and DiXi Group jointly organised a panel discussion on the topic of “Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction”. Around 55 participants, incl. Yaroslav Demchenkov (Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine), Lisbeth Müller-Hofstede (Head of Cooperation at the German Embassy in Kyiv), additional government officials, as well as experts from non-governmental organizations, think tanks, academia, and business groups took part in the event.

Rouven Stubbe (Energy Economist & Consultant at Berlin Economics and Expert in the Low Carbon Ukraine project) delivered a keynote presentation based on LCU’s Policy Proposal “Policy reforms supporting Ukraine’s green reconstruction”. He outlined opportunities for the green reconstruction of Ukraine’s electricity, heat, and residential sectors, explained existing regulatory obstacles and disincentives to mobilising the necessary investments, and presented proposals for key policy reforms to overcome these obstacles.

Subsequently, Kostiantyn Krynytskyi (Head of Energy at Ecoaction) and Mykola Yakovenko (General Manager of Energy Sector Development at DiXi Group) joined Rouven Stubbe in a panel discussion moderated by Maksym Babaiev (Coordinator of the Ukrainian Climate Network and Board Member at Ecoaction). The panel discussed how the presented proposals fit in with the current draft reconstruction plan of the Ukrainian government, what actions should be prioritised, and what additional measures are needed.

The Low Carbon Ukraine team would like to thank Ecoaction and DiXi Group for co-organising this panel discussion. Our team will keep supporting the Ukrainian government to pursue a green reconstruction of the country.