07.11.2022

Ukraine pavilion at the UN Climate Change Conference: the first-time presence

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The United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP27) is held at Sharm EL Sheikh International Convention Center in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. Ukraine, which had previously participated in the event for many years, is represented by its own pavilion for the first time. The main task is to demonstrate the devastating effects of the war to the whole world and to gain support for the revival of the country. The presentation of the pavilion will take place on November 7. On November 8, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will address the participants. UN Global Compact Network Ukraine will also participate in this event.

At the main annual world event dedicated to the fight against climate change, Ukraine also plans to hold various events. The goal is to start an international dialogue to agree on common approaches to calculating the damage and consequences caused by war. In particular, the «Green Grain Paths» initiative will be presented, which raises the issue of the global threat to world food security and the creation of partnerships at each stage of the grain supply chain. 

«Our task is to tell the world about Ukraine’s commitment to climate goals, aspirations for development, as well as to reveal Russia’s climate crimes and their global consequences,» says the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Ruslan Strilets. — The Ukrainian delegation will block all attempts by the Russian Federation to legitimize its illegal climate reports. Also, as part of this year’s negotiation process, it is important for Ukraine to receive financial support and market and non-market mechanisms for implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement.»

The Ukraine pavilion consists of 3 sense blocks. In its center is an installation in the form of a shell funnel. Fertile Ukrainian lands are now dotted with them. Inside the funnel visitors will find more than 500 cubes with 16 types of Ukrainian soil — a reminder of Ukraine’s enormous potential and its importance for global food stability. Thematically, the pavilion is divided into 2 blocks — the consequences of the war for the climate and the vision of the future of Ukraine, as one of the guarantors and participants of the climate goals of the UN.

«The pavilion presented by Ukraine demonstrates that climate justice remains at the core of the Ukrainian government’s plan for sustainability and recovery, even in this difficult time for the country,» says Christophoros Politis, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Ukraine, who supported the creation of the pavilion.

«We are confident that the Ukrainian government’s commitment to national climate policy and participation in the global agenda will provide additional support for the country in its eventual green revival,» adds Rémi Duflot, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

«Ukraine is to play a decisive role in the renewed system of European energy security, free from Moscow’s blackmail. We are fully prepared for the renewable energy of the future, focused on solar, wind, hydrogen generation. And the creation of the first Ukrainian pavilion during the war is the best proof of this determination,» says Maksym Timchenko, CEO of DTEK, the largest private investor in Ukraine’s energy sector.

The Ukrainian pavilion at COP27 is created by the teams of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, with the support and assistance of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the European Union, the Federal Cabinet of Germany, International Climate Initiative, the German Society for International Cooperation GIZ, the UN Global Compact Network Ukraine, DTEK Group (the largest private investor in the energy sector of Ukraine), EPAM IT company, Moving forward together organization. The concept of the pavilion was developed by the Gres Todorchuk agency in collaboration with the FORMA architectural office.

What: 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference, 6-18 November 2022, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Website of the Ukrainian Pavilion: cop27ukraine.org.ua

Opening hours of the pavilion: From Monday, November 7 to Friday, November 18: 09:00 — 18:00 (except Sunday, November 13)

Press attaché of the Ukrainian pavilion at COP27: Oleg Kirichuk, communications manager of the Reform Support Team of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, press@cop27ukraine.org.ua.

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