On the path to sustainability

Ukraine to sign formal agreement with REC at January meeting in Kyiv

January 5, 2018

The REC is pleased to announce that an event will take place on January 16, 2018, in Kyiv, Ukraine, during which an agreement will be signed between the Government of Ukraine and the REC to formally establish a REC Country Office in Ukraine. The meeting, titled “Ukraine on the Path to Sustainability”, is open to all interested participants, and will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Kyiv.

The meeting provides an opportunity to strengthen coherence and coordination on EU environmental transposition and implementation; enhance dialogue between relevant stakeholders in Ukraine; define the role of the REC in supporting implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement; and discuss regional-level environmental policy implementation in the context of the Local Initiatives for a Sustainable Ukraine (LINK) project.

In 2012, the Government of Ukraine signed both the Charter of the REC and the International Agreement about the Legal Status of the REC. The Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) ratified the International Agreement on July 15, 2015. On November 22, 2017, the Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers adopted the Resolution No. 830-p on signing the agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the REC to establish a REC office in the country. The formal signing of this agreement will take place at the meeting on January 16.

In addition to the agreement signature and other agenda points, there will be a panel discussion: “Ukraine on the Path of Sustainability in the Light of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement Implementation: Challenges at National, Regional and Local Levels”. The panellists will discuss in turn: environmental priorities and challenges of the Association Agreement (AA), including existing support and further planning; the decentralisation process in the context of AA; cooperation and capacity building on environment and priorities at national and local levels; and municipalities on the sustainable development path.

If you would like to attend this event, please register on the REC website by no later than January 10, 2017.

For more details, download the attached agenda or contact the REC Office of the Chief of Staff at: ocs@rec.org


TAGS: Ukraine | Sustainable development | Local initiatives | REC mandate