Ukraine declares a course for just transition (JT). This will primarily affect the regions that depend on coal mining and combustion. While statements of readiness for JT are being heard at the national and local levels, concrete steps are needed now.
Open letter on the processes of just transition of coal regions by the Platform for Sustainable Development of Coal Towns of Donetsk regionPosted 9 August 2021
We, the mayors of Donetsk region’s nine coal towns, three local NGOs and Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry, have united and created the Platform for Sustainable Development of Coal Towns. Our goals are the development of the region, transformation of our economies, attraction of investment, creation of new jobs,
We, non-governmental organizations working in the Donetsk region, understand the global trends towards decarbonization and just transition of fossil fuel-dependent regions, of which Ukraine is also a part of.
Cooperation of coal regions and local development – the main takeaways from the mining towns’ visit to Lviv regionPosted 18 June 2021
On 16-18 June the heads of local authorities, which are part of the Platform for Sustainable Development of Coal Towns of Donetsk Region, as well as mining towns of Luhansk and Volyn regions, visited Lviv region.
In April 2021, the International Research Organization World Resources Institute (WRI) added Ukraine to the list of countries engaged in the just transition. This became possible due to the creation and operation of the Platform for Sustainable Development of Coal Cities of Donetsk Region.
Ukraine-Germany Forum on coal region transformation “Approaches to Economic Diversification and Cooperation Between Central and Local Authorities”. Knowledge exchange with German coal regions and towns’ representatives, coordination of future steps for cooperation. Arranged by NGOs Germanwatch, Ecodiya, and “Alternatyva” Lugansk Oblast Human Rights Centre.
The second meeting of the Working Committee on elaboration of Platform Towns Transformation Strategy
A speech by Mayor of Myrnograd at the coal regions transformation panel discussion as the Platform representative.
Download Paper: The Future of a Just Transition in Ukraine: Perceptions in Coal Mining Towns. PDF Presentation of the research “The Future of a Just Transition in Ukraine: Perceptions in Coal Mining Towns” by the Representation of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine and Ecodiya NGO. The research was conducted […]