Project name
Programme to Support the Green Modernisation of the Ukrainian Economy
Commissioned by
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country
Ukraine
Lead executing agency
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Duration
February 2014 - June 2018

Context

Since the last world economic crisis the structural problems in the economy of Ukraine have become increasingly apparent. The drop in market prices and decline in demand for steel have had a direct effect on Ukrainian producers and exporters. Another major challenge is resource-intensive and environmentally harmful production, especially in the heavy industry sectors. The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine has recognised the need for economic structural adjustment towards energy-efficient and resource-efficient production. Policy-makers, however, lack the necessary expertise and capacity for developing the instruments, organisational structures and framework legislation to institutionalise a green economy in Ukraine.

Overall Objective

Government institutions, SMEs and trade associations make better use of enhanced knowledge and new instruments for green economic development.

Levels of Intervention and Goals

National Level - The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade occupies a strategic position in the modernisation of the economy in relation to other ministries. Regional Level - Government institutions, private-sector organisations, selected large-scale enterprises, SMEs and civil-society representatives conduct dialogues on energy-efficient and resource-efficient management. Associations and chambers improve their energy-efficiency and resource-efficiency services. Company Level - Business service providers have improved the quality of consultancy and service delivery in their energy-efficient and resource-efficient technologies.

Partners

The beneficiary is the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. At national level key partners are the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Resource and Cleaner Production Center, Global Compact Network Ukraine, CSR Center. At regional level - Oblast Council, Oblast Administration, Chamber of commerce and industry and business associations, selected large-scale enterprises, civil society organisations. At company level – service providers in the field of energy and resource efficiency.

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