Ukraine joined the EBRD FINTECC program (Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change) which main purpose is the technology transfer in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation, reported the EBRD press service.
FINTECC program is currently being successfully implemented in 14 countries in which the EBRD invests. It is scheduled for three years and is supported by Global Environment Facility grant funding in amount of $ 7 million and by the EU Neighborhood Investment Fund in amount of € 4 million.
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The program will help Ukrainian companies to invest in the best available technology, leading to greenhouse gas emissions reduction. In particular, it can be an effective energy, materials and water use technology as well as renewable energy technologies which are not very common in Ukraine.
Local EBRD customers who are planning to introduce modern climate technology can get an access to the FINTEC program resources. Due to this program, local companies will be provided by grants of up to 25% of the cost of new technologies, but not more than $ 1 million.
The head of the energy, climate and transport sector of the EU Delegation in Ukraine Walter Tretton said: “I welcome the launch of FINTECC program in Ukraine. It will help Ukrainian companies to modernize and gain access to advanced technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The European Union provides the grant for this project in amount of€4,1 million.”