In May, Resource and Analysis Center “Society and Environment” have presented their policy paper “Mapping of strategic targets of Ukraine and the EU in the context of the European Green Deal: development vectors and flagship initiatives”, which you can download in English (the publication is also available in Ukrainian). Research and analytical document were prepared within the EU4USociety initiative – a partnership project of the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation.
The policy paper reflects the results and conclusions of the mapping of the strategic targets of Ukraine and the EU in the context of the European Green Deal.
European Green Deal is an action program of the European Commission for the transition to climate-neutral Europe till 2050.
The policy paper analyses sectoral components of the European Green Deal (climate change, energy, and energy efficiency, green agriculture, industrial policy, transport, zero pollution, biodiversity, financing the green transition) by comparing sectoral target indicators and policy goals in Ukraine and the EU. For each sector several flagship initiatives are proposed, which can be implemented to help to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal, to synchronize policies and legislation, as well as to implement specific practical initiatives.
The list of flagship initiatives can be useful in the process of bilateral dialogue between Ukraine and the EU on setting the priorities for cooperation within the European Green Deal.
At the current stage, it is important to move from words to actions and work on specific mutually beneficial initiatives. Such initiatives should, on the one hand, help Ukraine synchronize its policies and legislation with the EGD objectives and so make use of the EGD opportunities to overcome the challenges, and on the other hand, ensure a possibility to implement concrete practical initiatives aimed at achieving the EGD targets.
Main conclusions of the policy paper are:
- The European Green Deal creates a wide space for mutually beneficial synchronization of Ukraine’s policy and legislation with relevant EU policies and legislation, as well as cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in key areas of the EGD. Measurable indicators form a strong evidence base for comparing the vectors of development of Ukraine and the EU on the way to achieving specific goals of the EGD. The key changes envisaged by the EU policy documents implementing and enforcing EGD in most sectors are fully or partially reflected in Ukraine’s strategic documents (government program, action plans, strategies, etc.).
- It is possible to identify potential flagship initiatives in all sectors, despite the different results of the comparative analysis of current progress, development vectors, and political agendas in different sectors of the EGD. These initiatives may form the kernel of the future roadmap for EGD between Ukraine and the EU and serve as pilot cooperation initiatives or strengthen existing cooperation, in particular in the context of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
Download the Policy paper in English – here.
This publication was produced with the support of the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation within the framework of the EU4USociety project. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation