The EU is launching a new regional climate initiative for the Eastern partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - to help them meet their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, as well as a number of regional agreements in this area.
During the presentation of the EU4Climate project in Ukraine, representatives of civil society and government agencies were able to discuss measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation to climate change, as well as opportunities to study european experience in this area.
"The EU has more than two decades of experience in the development, implementation and implementation of climate policy, both in European countries and abroad. We in the EU have already managed to get rid of the interdependence of emissions and economic growth: in the period from 1990 to 2017, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 22 percent, and the total GDP of the EU countries increased by 58 percent over the same period. The main role in reducing harmful emissions was played by technology and innovation", – said the representative of the delegation of the European Union Johannes Baur.
The EU4Climate project will be supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) over the next three years – until 2022. Its total budget will be 8.8 million dollars.