AREAS OF ACTIVITIES
Realization of renewable energy projects is one of the solutions for the climate crisis, an opportunity to improve local economic development, and a gear of grid decentralization at the local level.
For this purpose, the Platform has elaborated projects of setting solar power plants at municipal buildings’ roofs. More about them at UAMAP website.
EDUCATION & INNOVATIONS
Education and innovation development is the guarantee for sustainable future of the region. It may include establishing new educational institutions, centres for research and innovations at regional and local levels, as well as changing curriculums and converting existing secondary and the higher schools, vocational technical educational institutions in particular.
Platform towns together with representatives of local educational institutions elaborate curriculums for professions in demand at the labour market.
Coal mining is a process which negatively affects the environment and public health. For instance, shaft waters management is a common problem for Platform towns, which can cause severe ecologic consequences (soil pollution, underground and ground water reservoirs contamination, etc.), if not settled.
Platform for Sustainable Development considers and processes two perspective variants of shaft waters management:
– refining and using them as industrial water, or even potentially supplying it through water system; – using them for heat generation.
Strategic view and systematic regional planning is the key to just transition of mining regions.
During 2020–2021, thanks to support of international and Ukrainian partners, the Platform has been developing its own transformation strategy — the first-of-a-kind document in the coal region in Ukraine. It will include strategic goals, concrete objectives and ideas for potential projects.