Capacity Building for Low Carbon Growth in Ukraine

Project Summary

The project supports the Government of Ukraine in steering the country on a low emission pathway for a long-term economic development. To achieve this goal, the project strengthens the institutional capacity of the country to design and implement long-term policies and measures directed at reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and enhancing absorption by sinks.

Project Goals

  1. Develop new generation greenhouse gas (GHG) models and comprehensive projections of GHG emissions.
  2. Formulate the concept of Ukraine's low carbon growth strategy by 2020 and 2050.
  3. Create an enabling environment for the introduction of an emissions trading scheme in Ukraine.
  4. Improve the measurement, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions.
  5. Strengthen institutional capacity to implement climate change policies in Ukraine.


1.       Draft of the concept of low carbon development strategy for Ukraine.

2.       Identified policies and measures for low carbon growth in Ukraine.

3.       Assessment of the mitigation potential of identified policies and measures.

4.       Impact assessment of identified policies and measures at the macroeconomic and sectoral levels; development of BAU economic scenarios of Ukraine’s development to 2020 and 2050, including but not limited to official government forecasts and development strategies.

5.       Analysis of alternative schemes to finance different strategies with special reference on proceeds from Post Kyoto Instruments.

6.       New generation of greenhouse gas models that will be suited for sectoral emission modelling and can be adjusted regularly based on updated bottom-up information about sectoral and installation-level emissions.

7.       Comprehensive projections of GHG emissions for the periods up to 2020 and up to 2050 with and without implementation of climate change polices and measures; 1) business as usual, 2) taking into account policies and measures as identified in the low carbon development strategy.

8.       Analytical document on the connection between the GHG emission sources categories (according to the IPCC classification) and types of economic activities in Ukraine (according to the national classifier of economic activities).

9.       Analytical document including the models of dependences between volumes of GHG emissions and volumes of anthropogenic activities in GHG emission sources categories; dependence between volumes of GHG emissions and structure of GDP of Ukraine.

10.   Analysis of the domestic emissions trading scheme’s main elements, such as its goals and objectives, aggregate and sectoral caps, approaches and methods of installation-level allocation, MRV standards and other. Road map for its establishment.

11.   Completed economic assessment of proposed domestic ETS.

12.   Assessment of possibilities for linking the ETS in Ukraine with other FSU countries, particularly Kazakhstan.

13.   Analytical paper outlining the development of an initial system of data collection that could facilitate the planning and modelling of low carbon policies in Ukraine prior to the establishment of a full monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system.

14.   Legal assessment of the proposal for a national greenhouse gases (GHG) monitoring and MRV system.

15.   Assessment of data needs and facilitating improvement of installation-level data collection.

16.   Sectoral Economic Analysis - specific forecasting models of certain sectors Ukrainian economy (energy, heat supply, etc.), including incorporation of available sector-specific MAC curves.

17.   Short analytical papers on economic analysis of policy options.

18.   Analytical papers on current topics on the political agenda.

19.   Support the participation of national experts in the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto protocol (Doha, Qatar (2012); Warsaw, Poland (2013); Lima, Peru (2014).

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