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Business and the Voice party will work together on environmental reforms

15/ 02/ 2021
  This was agreed to today by the member companies of the EBA Committee for Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development during a meeting with representatives of the Voice Party. Thus, the areas of cooperation will relate to: 1) Reforms of environmental finance, namely holding hearings on the environmental tax; 2) Reforms of state environmental control, including the need to send the draft law №3091 for revision; 3) Development of a legal framework for launching a market for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading. According to preliminary agreements, discussions on the results of the launch of the monitoring, reporting, and verification system and preparation of the next steps are expected in the coming months; 4) Continuation of the negotiation with the EU on an individual approach to Ukraine in the context of border carbon adjustment (CBAM) and development of policies to protect Ukrainian business from imports from countries with low climate obligations. The participants also raised the issue of industrial pollution reform (draft laws №4167 and №4167-1), the implementation of which should be in line with European practices and at the same time take into account Ukrainian realities, in particular, in terms of time and investment opportunities. Thus, Yaroslav Zhelezniak, First Deputy Chairman of the VRU Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy, Kira Rudyk, First Deputy Chairman of the VRU on Digital Transformation, Lesya Vasylenko, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Climate Change and Atmospheric Air Protection of the VRU Committee of Environmental Policy and Nature Management, Inna Sovsun, Member of the VRU Committee on Energy and Housing and Communal Services and Halyna Vasylchenko, Member of the VRU Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy The EBA is grateful to the members of the Voice Party and hopes for fruitful cooperation on the way to greening the economy and implementing the principles of sustainable development in Ukraine.

This was agreed to today by the member companies of the EBA Committee for Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development during a meeting with representatives of the Voice Party. Thus, the areas of cooperation will relate to:

1) Reforms of environmental finance, namely holding hearings on the environmental tax;

2) Reforms of state environmental control, including the need to send the draft law №3091 for revision;

3) Development of a legal framework for launching a market for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading. According to preliminary agreements, discussions on the results of the launch of the monitoring, reporting, and verification system and preparation of the next steps are expected in the coming months;

4) Continuation of the negotiation with the EU on an individual approach to Ukraine in the context of border carbon adjustment (CBAM) and development of policies to protect Ukrainian business from imports from countries with low climate obligations.

The participants also raised the issue of industrial pollution reform (draft laws №4167 and №4167-1), the implementation of which should be in line with European practices and at the same time take into account Ukrainian realities, in particular, in terms of time and investment opportunities.

Thus, Yaroslav Zhelezniak, First Deputy Chairman of the VRU Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy, Kira Rudyk, First Deputy Chairman of the VRU on Digital Transformation, Lesya Vasylenko, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Climate Change and Atmospheric Air Protection of the VRU Committee of Environmental Policy and Nature Management, Inna Sovsun, Member of the VRU Committee on Energy and Housing and Communal Services and Halyna Vasylchenko, Member of the VRU Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy

The EBA is grateful to the members of the Voice Party and hopes for fruitful cooperation on the way to greening the economy and implementing the principles of sustainable development in Ukraine.

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