United for Nature. Agenda for Ukraine

On 31 January, the International Environmental Forum “United for Nature. Agenda for Ukraine” was held in Kyiv. 

This is the second forum under the auspices of United for Nature. The first was held last October by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine in collaboration with the Office of the Prosecutor General.

The event was opened by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginius Sinkavičius, Ex-Vice Prime Minister, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström.

Among the participants were Mircea Fechet, Minister of Environment, Water and Forests of Romania, Iordanca-Rodica Iordanov, Minister of Environment of Moldova, and Izabella Teixeira, former Minister of Environment of Brazil. 

Participants discussed many topics, including:

  • The environmental component of the negotiation process for Ukraine’s accession to the EU
  • Ukraine’s climate policy and sources of financing for the green transition
  • Next steps in reforming water management and waste management systems
  • Launching the state eco-control reform
  • The importance of initiating a national dialogue on the decarbonization of the extractive industry
  • Development and preservation of the nature reserve fund

📲 You can view the full recording of the event by following the link: