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The Government approved the National Energy and Climate Plan


The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for the period up to 2030.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the decision was made at a meeting on June 25.

The NECP is a strategic document aimed at harmonizing environmental, energy, and economic policies for Ukraine’s sustainable development.

Ukraine has developed the NECP in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and taking into account the best practices of EU member states, as part of its obligations as a contracting party to the Energy Community and in the process of acquiring EU membership.

The main objectives of the NECP are:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 65% compared to 1990 levels;
  • reaching a 27% share of renewable energy sources in total final energy consumption;
  • deepening the diversification of energy sources and supply routes – no more than 30% from one supplier;
  • primary energy consumption not exceeding 72.224 million tons of oil equivalent, final energy consumption 42.168 million tons of oil equivalent.

The main international partners in the development of the NECP were the Energy Community Secretariat and the European Commission, which provided advice and comments throughout the process of the NECP development. The British Embassy in Ukraine, the Net Zero World Initiative, and the United Nations Development Program provided support for the development of the plan. The team that worked on the document consisted of representatives of the DiXi Group think tank, the Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and independent experts.

Earlier, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the government would promote the creation of alternative generation in Ukraine.

It is also worth noting that May 2024 became the twelfth consecutive hottest month on record. This month, the global average temperature was 1.52°C higher than the pre-industrial average of 1850-1900, and it was the eleventh consecutive month (since July 2023) when the temperature was at or above 1.5°C. At the same time, the drafters of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 hoped to keep the temperature increase within 1.5-2°C.

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