Ukraine - Create Action Plan on Introducing Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

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Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine commits to develop an action plan on introducing resource efficient and cleaner production into manufacturing and other economic sectors of Ukraine within the Strategy of the Industrial Development.

Resource efficient and cleaner production is the key component of sustainable industrial development policy and green economy implementation in many countries. In Ukraine, the outcomes of introducing resource efficient and cleaner production (RECP) approach at 83 industrial enterprises within 6 regions during 2013 – 2017 have proven its significant potential in reducing costs, saving physical resources, energy and water, and increasing competitiveness of enterprises. It is necessary to integrate the RECP approach into the industrial policy, determine key tasks for its extensive use in economy and industry, financial instruments to motivate enterprises and institutional measures to provide its sustainability.

The commitment falls under focus area 5 and 9 of the Batumi Initiative to develop clean physical capital for sustainable production patterns and to promote public partcipation and education for sustainable development.

Implementing partners will include the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, the Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing and the Kyiv City Innovative Sectoral Organization of Employers “Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre”.

The commitment is relevant to SDGs 8, 9 and 12.