The virtual Climate Ambition Summit 2020 was held on December 12, during which the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine would strengthen its participation in the global fight against climate change. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.
"In his video message, Zelensky said that this year Ukraine has especially acutely felt the negative impact of climate change: in a number of regions, a prolonged drought has destroyed crops, in the east of the country there have been large-scale forest fires, and in the west, devastating floods," the statement informs.
The President noted that Ukraine intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 in all sectors of the economy in the range from 36 to 42%.
In addition, according to Zelensky, the country seeks to harmonize its climate policy and legislation with the European Green Deal.
"The long-term goal of Ukraine is to achieve carbon neutrality. We will make efforts to minimize the time to achieve this goal," the head of state added.
As we reported earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on every country to declare a “climate emergency”.
“That is why today, I call on all leaders worldwide to declare a State of Climate Emergency in their countries until carbon neutrality is reached,” he said.