The Ukrainian government is currently failing to provide a Just Recovery from both COVID-19 and the climate crisis. This keeps millions of Ukrainians dependent on fossil fuel energy, stunting the development of renewable energy and keeping climate ambitions dangerously low.
But Ukrainians are now standing up for a Green Deal that looks at the big picture, to prioritise health, clean energy, and a transition from fossil fuels. They’re drawing inspiration from similar demands from Europe and the United States in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Activists are asking people all over to help the Ukrainian Government step into the way of the European Green Deal. Sign the petition now:
The European Green Deal in Ukraine will prioritise clean energy development, energy independence, sustainability and local energy in Ukraine. The demands include getting to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. That means a transition to renewable energy by 2050 – but one that manages the decline and takes care of fossil fuel dependent communities as we turn the page to a new era.
The demands also include measures to promote a circular economy with sustainable consumption of resources, and zero waste, where small and medium businesses can thrive.
“Instead of monopolies we will have a long-term perspective and renewed welfare for citizens with sustainable, fairly paid jobs, equal and affordable access to health.”
To support activists in Ukraine and read all their demands, you can sign the petition now.