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Strategic session “Economic Diversification. Potential, Strategies, and Instruments for Donetsk Oblast Coal Towns Development”

Representatives of the Platform for Sustainable Development of Coal Towns, Donetsk Oblast Military Civil Administration, and international projects working on the East of Ukraine took part. The participants of the meeting analyzed merits of the Platform towns for economic diversification and discussed potential areas of intermunicipal cooperation for coping with […]

Discussing projects of shaft waters utilization projects

Emphasis on two topics — alternative water supply (shaft waters refining) and using for heat generation

Forum “Climate Ambitions of Towns”

From 28 till 29th November the Forum “Climate Ambitions of Towns” was held in Lviv, organized jointlyby Ukraine, Ukrainian Climate Network, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Ukraine, Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance Project (PLEDDG). Two representatives of the Platform for Sustainable Development of Donetsk Oblast Coal Towns were among the […]

A workshop for the Ukrainian coal towns: “Elaboration of Coal Towns Joint Project: Recycling of Shaft Waters for Providing Sustainable Water Supply”

Presenting project ideas by the event participants, comments by experts and discussing further steps 

Coordinating meeting with donors and international financial institutions in the World Bank premises

Discussing potential collaboration and presenting project ideas.

Roundtable “Coal Regions Economic Diversification: Challenges and Ways to Overcome Them” within the III International Conference “Coal Industry of Ukraine Under Decarbonization”

The event was organized by the European Commission for the purpose of setting cooperation with the representatives of the Ukraine mining towns. The speech by the delegated Platform representative — Mayor of Myrnohrad.

Presentation of the research “Transformation Experiences of Mining Regions: Recommendations for Ukraine”

The authors of the research elaborated practical advice for the local and national level authorities based on the analysis of the coal industries shutdown in Germany, Romania, Czech Republic and some towns of Ukraine.  The speech by Platform for Sustainable Development representative — the Pokrovsk Town Council Secretary.

Founding of the Platform for Sustainable Development of Donetsk Oblast Coal Towns

Signing the Memorandum of Partnership and Creation of the Platform for Sustainable Development of Donetsk Oblast Coal Towns between local government executives and NGOs from Vuhledar, Dobropillia, Myrnohrad, Novohrodivka, Pokrovsk, Selydove and Donetsk Oblast Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well.

Strategic meeting “Cooperation Among Donetsk Oblast Coal Towns”

Discussion of the issues of the Mining Towns Platform eventual creation: the goals of association, its form, cooperation principles, Platform performance regulating documents. Work in groups for preparing  drafts of the Platform performance regulating documents.

Regional conference “Economic and Industrial Opportunities for Donbas Mining Towns Through Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources Development”

The first joint event within the “New Energy — New Opportunities for Sustainable Development of Donbas” Project with participation of representatives of the 6 Donetsk Oblast mining towns’ authorities and civil society (Vuhledar, Dobropillia, Myrnohrad, Novogrodivka, Pokrovsk, Selydove).