The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is launching a project to develop a roadmap for Ukraine to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, Bernardas Padegimas, head of the institute's environmental policy and strategy team, has announced.

“We will begin to actively work on the project, we will discuss it at different levels. The goal is to help Ukraine achieve climate neutrality through a green transition and recovery,” Padegimas said at the United for Justice United for Nature high-level international conference in Kyiv.

According to him, the development of the project is funded by the Swedish government.

According to the presentation he presented, the road map, in particular, should be developed by June 2025.

As Padegimas noted, further, based on the roadmap, it is planned to “develop a number of specific projects with the participation of specific donors,” and this process is planned to be completed in March 2026.


Padegimas indicated that the development of a road map for Ukraine will be based on the principles of the “green” transition adopted in Europe, and it itself will contain Ukraine’s goals and mechanisms for achieving them in the short, medium and long term.

He added that many experts will be involved in the development of the map, in particular in the field of green development.

As reported, head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak, speaking at the international conference United for justice. United for nature, said that the Ukrainian plan for restoring the environment damaged as a result of full-scale Russian aggression should be reflected in the corresponding resolution of the UN General Assembly.

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Historical antagonism in the past between the two nations now united against Russian aggression is undeniable. Yet in more recent times reconciliation appears to have become an unstoppable process.

As Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ruslan Strilets noted at the same conference, law enforcement officers are investigating more than 2,500 crimes against the environment as a result of the military aggression of the Russian Federation. The total environmental damage currently amounts to EUR 55 billion.

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