Energy and Environment


Ukraine has the unique status of being home to some of the richest natural environments and resources in Europe, while at the same time being one of the most heavily polluted countries in the region. Ukraine is also one of the least energy-efficient countries in the world. 

Despite substantial progress made by Ukraine in line with its international obligations, the country’s environmental situation has seen a rapid downturn with the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, continuous negative implications posed by the ongoing armed conflict in the East of Ukraine and poor environmental management practices.

With this in mind UNDP together with partners provides the best of international expertise and assistance to establish effective management of natural resources and environmental protection, that are essential to preserve life-supporting biological systems, improve the quality of life and reduce poverty in Ukraine.

What We Do

UNDP is helping Ukraine to address climate change mitigation and adaptation both at the policy level through advocacy and policy advice, and through practical initiatives. Together with partners UNDP is:

  • Supporting development and implementation of climate adaptation policies and action plans;
  • Mainstreaming climate-related issues in transport sector;
  • Supporting local energy-efficiency initiatives and community organizations working in the energy and environment areas; 
  • Supporting transition to a greener economy and sustainable financial system through respective policy work and implementation of innovative tools enabling better evaluation and management of the climate-related risks and development of the green finance market;
  • Supporting the disaster risk reduction initiatives, assessing risks and developing the solutions for improving resilience and recovering from disasters;
  • Supporting deployment of enhanced waste management practices and solutions;
  • Improving climate resilience of the value and supply chains in Ukraine;
  • Supporting deployment of Nature-Based Solutions in urban environment for preserving biodiversity, better climate adaptation and resilience.

Our national partners:

•        The Office of the President of Ukraine

•        The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

•        The National Bank of Ukraine

•        National Securities and Stock Market Commission

•        The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

•        The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

•        The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

•        The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine

•        Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

•        The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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