Ukraine, Italy Agree on Joint Development of Renewable Energy

Photo: Deputy Energy Minister of Ukraine Svitlana Hrynchuk (left) and Vice Minister of the Italian Ministry of Environment Vannia Gava (right). Source: Vannia Gava on X

The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine and the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security of Italy signed a memorandum on joint development of renewable energy. This was reported by the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy.

According to the signed document, the ministries will cooperate in the field of energy transition and renewable energy sources. In particular, during the post-war recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine to achieve the goals of decarbonising the entire energy sector.

The relevant document was signed by Deputy Energy Minister of Ukraine Svitlana Hrynchuk and Vice Minister of the Italian Ministry of Environment Vannia Gava on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai.

“The green transition and development of renewable energy are among the key objectives of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2050, which was presented by Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko. Deepening cooperation in these areas with our Italian partners is important for Ukraine, and we are pleased to sign the relevant memorandum today,” said Hrynchuk.

In particular, the memorandum provides for cooperation in the following areas of interest

– technology transfer and capacity building in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector;

– exchange of best practices and knowledge in the energy transition and innovative technologies in the decarbonisation process;

– accelerating the deployment and use of renewable hydrogen, clean biogas and biomethane;

– strengthening public participation and sharing best practices in energy system management, including the revision of the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP).

At the UN Climate Change Conference COP28 in Dubai, 22 countries, including the United States and Ukraine, called on the world to develop nuclear energy, Deutsche Welle reports.

The Declaration recognises the key role of nuclear power in achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions in the world by 2050 and keeping the temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.

The document was supported by the United States, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Hungary, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.