Ukraine Accedes to Two International Climate Agreements


Ukraine acceded to two international agreements adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.

In particular, according to the Conference website, official Kyiv supported the agreement to end and reverse deforestation by 2030.

The agreement was signed by 120 countries that pledged to intensify joint efforts to preserve forests and other terrestrial ecosystems, as well as to accelerate their restoration.

Ukraine also supported the Global Methane Pledge aimed at cutting methane emissions by 30% by 2030.

This document was signed by about 100 countries, not including China, India, and Russia.

As a reminder, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky took part in the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Ukraine’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65% by 2030, he stated.

According to official data, the amount of emissions in the atmosphere of Ukraine last year decreased by 8%, from 2.1 million tonnes to 1.92 million tonnes. The reduction in air pollution is explained by the decline in industrial production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bohdan Marusyak

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