The Verkhovna Rada appealed to the UN concerning the support for global goals for climate change. The corresponding resolution was supported by 271 lawmakers.
The online broadcast of the plenary session can be viewed HERE.
of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will include the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties, which is a meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and the 3rd session of the Conference of the Parties which is a meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, to the UN General Assembly, European Union, Council of Europe, parliamentary assemblies, the European Parliament, Inter-Parliamentary Union, other regional and international organizations, governments and parliaments of foreign countries,
in support of global climate change goals
Recognizing the global anthropogenic nature of climate change and the need for an immediate and effective response to the threat of climate change and adaptation to its effects,
guided by the principle of joint but differentiated responsibility of states,
Noting that on 30 July 2021 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved an updated Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% compared to 1990 and achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2060,
proclaiming the irreversible and gradual transition of Ukraine to low-carbon development,
in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda for Sustainable Development before 2030,
with a view to implementing the provisions of the Association Agreement between Ukraine, on one part, and the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, on the other part, in particular Articles 292, 360, 361, 362, 363 and 365 of Annex XXIX to Chapter 6 "Environment" of Title V "Economic and Sector Co-operation,"
The Verkhovna Rada appeals to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which will include the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties, which is a meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and the 3rd session of the Conference of the Parties which is a meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, to the UN General Assembly, European Union, Council of Europe, parliamentary assemblies, the European Parliament, Inter-Parliamentary Union, other regional and international organizations, governments and parliaments of foreign countries, and
reaffirms its intention to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, namely to hold global average temperature increase to well below 2 C and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 C, bearing in mind that, according to scientific data, further efforts are needed to jointly maintain 1.5 ° C within reach, which will prevent the worst effects of climate change, especially for the most vulnerable countries,
declares its support for the global climate change goals aiming to make clean technologies and sustainable development solutions the most accessible, affordable, and attractive in every sector that emits harmful substances by 2030;
insists that, in preparing official documents, publications and reports that use statistical and other information provided by the Russian Federation, the Parties and the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adhere on an ongoing basis to the provisions of UN General Assembly resolutions 68/262 of March 27, 2014 "Territorial integrity of Ukraine," and 73/263 of December 16, 2020 "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine,"
demonstrates the intention to create and update legislation as soon as possible regarding the introduction of waste management hierarchy and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions due to reduced landfill and reclamation of existing solid waste landfills and dumps, "green" transformation of industry and transition to a system of integrated permits for emissions, pollutant discharges and waste generation, in accordance with the best available technologies to reduce industrial pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, implementation of the Ukrainian greenhouse gas emission allowance trading system, introduction of energy-saving and energy efficiency system, reduction of fossil fuel consumption, acceleration of clean technology taxation of greenhouse gas emissions, creation of the Ukrainian Climate Fund, reform of ecological control, increase of forest area, preservation of self-seeding forests and natural steppe and meadow ecosystems, stopping land degradation to increase the absorption of greenhouse gases, conserving biodiversity and streamlining activities in the Emerald Network,
supports the actions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to approve the updated National Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement, create a plan and implement measures to implement the renewed National Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement in the energy, industry, buildings, transport, agriculture, forestry and waste management sectors.