During the meeting, British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Roman Abramovsky discussed the plans of the Ukrainian government to develop a "green" economy and the value of British experience in this area, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“Recently, British Ambassador Melinda Simmons met with the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine Roman Abramovsky. They discussed: Ukraine's commitment to the fight against climate change, in particular through the second edition of Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement; the importance of an interstate approach to climate preservation; plans of the Ukrainian government to develop a "green" economy and the value of the British experience in this area,” the press service of the British Embassy said.
Also, the Ambassador and Minister discussed preparations and expectations from the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26).
“According to the Paris Agreement, each participating country must make consistent nationally determined contributions, that is, introduce domestic measures to mitigate climate change to achieve the goals of the agreement. Ukraine, as one of the first countries to sign this agreement, plays an important role in this process,” the embassy stressed.
As a reminder, Shmyhal instructed the Energy Ministry to find mechanisms for resolving the situation with renewable energy sources.