Friday, October 16, 2015

Ukraine makes carbon reduction pledge ahead of Paris climate change summit

Ukrainian government issued executive order approving Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution (INDC) of Ukraine to a New Global Climate Agreement to keep greenhouse gas emissions under 60% of its 1990 emissions level.
Ukraine emitted 944.4 million tons of CO2 equivalent in 1990 and 375.4 million tons in 2012, or 42.9% of 1990 level. Emission reduction was mainly achieved due to drop of GDP by 30% and decrease of population by 8 million. Recent Russian military aggression in Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts destroyed 20% of country's economic potential. Read more at http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions 
Ukrainian national greenhouse gas emission commitment was discussed with participation of government, NGOs and experts (https://www.youtube.com - with English translation)