Environment & Energy

  • Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in UkraineThe objective of the project is to accelerate sustainable agricultural biomass utilization for municipal heat and hot water services in Ukraine by introducing a conducive regulatory framework and by establishing a financial support mechanism. It is envisaged that this project will enable Ukraine to substantially move closer to its target of having some 7% of the country’s annual primary energy requirements for heating and hot water services supplied by biomass by 2030, as outlined in the “Energy Strategy of Ukraine to 2030”.

  • Transforming the Market for Efficient LightingTransforming the Market for Efficient LightingThe Project's foremost objective is resolving the key problems related to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Ukraine by the market transition to more energy efficient lighting technologies and gradual phase out of inefficient lighting sources / fittings in residential and public buildings, schools; improvement of awareness and educational level of domestic consumers on energy-efficient lighting and reproduction and distribution of project results.

  • Capacity Building for low carbon Growth in UkraineCapacity Building for low carbon Growth in UkraineThe project aims to support the Government of Ukraine in steering the country on a low emission pathway for Ukraine’s long-term economic development. To this effect, the project will strengthen the institutional capacity of Ukraine to design and implement long-term policies and measures directed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and enhancing absorption by sinks.

  • Conservation & Sustainable Use of PeatlandsConservation & Sustainable Use of PeatlandsThe project aims to support the Government of Ukraine in steering the country on a low emission pathway for Ukraine’s long-term economic development. To this effect, the project will strengthen the institutional capacity of Ukraine to design and implement long-term policies and measures directed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and enhancing absorption by sinks.

  • Integrating Rio Convention Provisions into Ukraine’s National Policy FrameworkThe goal of this project is to catalyze Ukraine's implementation of the three Rio Conventions on a strengthened policy and institutionally sustainable development baseline. To this end, the project will focus on mainstreaming Rio Convention provisions into Ukraine's broader national development framework and strengthening related capacities to implement this framework

  • Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - EMBLASImproving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea - EMBLASThe project aims to support the Government of Ukraine in steering the country on a low emission pathway for Ukraine’s long-term economic development. To this effect, the project will strengthen the institutional capacity of Ukraine to design and implement long-term policies and measures directed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and enhancing absorption by sinks.

  • “Initial Implementation of Accelerated Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase Out in the Countries with economy in transition (CEIT) Region”The Programme is consistent with Ukraine's commitments on global environment management and plans on responding to multilateral agreements, in particular the requirements of Montreal protocol and the Vienna Convention on protection of ozone layer to which Ukraine is a party. The project works 1) to create favorable environment for protection of ozone layer in Ukraine, 2) increase capacities of relevant customs and environmental officers to prevent illegal ozone-depleting substances (ODS) trade and 3) support technological conversion to HCFC–free substances in the selected private companies.

  • Improvement of the living conditions in rural Ukraine by increasing the quality and the access to communal servicesThe overall objective of the Project is to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people living in rural areas of Ukraine by increasing the quality and the access to communal services. The Project will strengthen the capacities of local authorities and communities to undertake comprehensive technical solutions to the energy efficiency problems; developing and testing a scalable public-private partnership mechanism that will combine state, municipal, private sector and homeowners/residents efforts for improvement of the quality of the communal infrastructure; and raising awareness on energy efficiency among the population in rural Ukraine.

  • Mainstreaming Environment in the Local Strategies in Chernobyl Affected areasMainstreaming Environment in the Local Strategies in Chernobyl Affected areasUNDP Project “Mainstreaming environment in the local strategies in Chernobyl affected areas” is working with three pilot territories affected by Chernobyl disaster: Boguslav rayon (Kyiv region), Rokytne rayon (Rivne region) and one cluster consisting of a city and rayon (Korosten’ city and rayon of Zhytomyr region) that have a significant potential for improving environmental situation and greening their development.

  • Improving the Health and Safety of Miners in Eastern Ukraine (Phase 1)Improving the Health and Safety of Miners in Eastern Ukraine (Phase 1)Ukraine’s mining industry has one of the highest rates of mining injuries and casualties in the world. In 2011, the State Service of Mining Supervision and Industrial Safety of Ukraine reported 4,255 injuries and 161 casualties, an average of one casualty every 2-3 days. Moreover, miners have endured disproportionately high rates of occupational health ailments, including respiratory diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Thus, UNDP partnered with DTEK and Metinvest—two of Ukraine’s largest mining and energy companies—to improve the health and safety of miners in Krasnodon, Rovenky and Sverdlovsk.

OUR WORK - ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

Effective use of energy and the overall state of environment are essential for sustainable development. These issues are also global as climate change, loss of biodiversity and ozone layer depletion cannot be addressed by countries acting alone. UNDP helps Ukraine strengthen their capacity to address these challenges at global, national and community levels, seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through pilot projects that help poor people build sustainable livelihoods.

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