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Just Transition Diagnostics and Action Plan: Ukraine



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Sustainable Resources and Climate Change

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PSD disclosed:

08 Nov 2021

Project Description

Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires accelerated climate and environmental action over the next decade. Rapid low carbon transition will result in significant net socio-economic and environmental benefits. However, those whose livelihoods depend on carbon-intensive assets are likely to face challenging socio-economic effects from the transition. The effects of the Covid-19 crisis have highlighted the vulnerability of fossil fuel sectors, including significant fluctuations in prices and demand, as well as job losses. The pandemic has also increased the focus on the need to move towards more sustainable and resilient economies.

The Covid-19 recovery phase provides a unique opportunity to redirect large finance flows in support of pathways towards low-GHG and climate-resilient development. To increase political support for green measures and ensure an inclusive recovery, the support packages need to integrate just transition considerations. Just Transition is a cross-cutting theme of the SDGs and also an operating principle of the Paris Agreement. Economic thinking and initiatives in this area have proliferated in the last couple of years, including in 2020, where the European Commission announced its EUR 1 trillion Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, which includes a Just Transition Mechanism as one of its corner stones.

The EBRD is working with a number of countries to plan how the Bank can provide support, from a policy / capacity building perspective (such as including Just Transition into the Green Cities GCAP process) as well as future investments. This is part of the coordination framework set out for the Coal Regions in Transition Platform for Western Balkans and Ukraine, where EBRD leads the financing component. The Bank has also recently supported the Ukrainian Government in updating Nationally Determined Contributions to ensure alignment with the Paris Agreement. As such, the EBRD is well-positioned to support green and inclusive C19 recovery in Ukraine with its Just Transition Initiative (JTI) which aims to ensure the benefits of a green economy transition are shared, while protecting vulnerable countries, regions and people from falling behind.

The overall objective of this assignment is to support green and inclusive recovery in Ukraine. This will be done by providing the Government of Ukraine with relevant analysis on how a green economy transition in Ukraine can be accelerated while also managing the social and economic effects of the transition, focusing on the regions, industries, communities and workers who will face the greatest challenges. The key outcomes are:

  • Supporting sustainable energy policy, focusing on decreasing the dependence on coal in line with national climate targets for accelerated decarbonisation, improving energy security and efficiency of supply through renewable sources, and integrating them into the regional energy market.
  • Facilitating the creation of new economic opportunities for workers and regions dependent on coal assets and associated supply chains, including through identifying and channelling financial support for identified investment types and using appropriate financing instruments and sources.

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

Business opportunities

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Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

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Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The AIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations following its entry into force on 1 January 2020. Please visit the Access to Information Policy page to find out what information is available from the EBRD website.

Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

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