Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko shall pass ratification instruments of the Paris Agreement on climate change during his visit to the UN General Assembly. This was announced by Ostap Semerak, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, reported by the press-service of the Ministry.
“President Petro Poroshenko shall pass the ratification instruments of the Paris Agreement on climate change. It’s important to understand that this doesn’t only mean the victory of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources. This is an important positioning of Ukraine in the world and a chance to become one of the leaders in promoting a new world policy of preserving climate and nature,” – Semerak believes.
The Minister added that Ukraine has to use all the possibilities and procedures, contemplated by implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change in perspective.
“According to the Agreement, Ukraine will get significant carbon reduction, reduction of traditional energy consumption, increase of renewable sources and modernization of the national economy accordingly.
Petro Poroshenko signed the Paris Agreement on climate change on August 1 after it was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on July 14, 2016. Ukraine represented by its Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko signed the Paris Agreement on April 22, 2016.