GHG EMISSIONS IN UKRAINE
In 1990 base year Ukraine ranked fifth in the Annex I among the largest GHG emitters. Due to the reduction of emissions levels, in 1998 Ukraine possessed the tenth place, with USA, Russia, Japan, Germany, Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy and Australia preceding.
To reduce anthropogenic impact on the environment, nations
around the world are taking measures to mitigate climate change. In this
regard, among other sectors of economy, Ukraine gives priority to:
Ukraine signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in June 1992, the Parliament ratified it in October 1996, and Ukraine became а Party to it in August 1997. In compliance with the UNFCCC, Ukraine should submit to the UNFCCC Secretariat annual national inventories of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals, as well as national communications on climate change.
Ukrainian Country Study on Climate Change under the framework of the US Country Studies Program was the first large-scale program in this direction. This program is а nationally integrated effort that seeks to expand knowledge of the processes that affect climate change and to develop integrated models to predict these effects. Within this program, the first inventory of GHG emissions and removals for base year 1990 was developed, mitigation measures were analyzed, and vulnerability and adaptation strategies were designed. This activity was the basis of the First National Communication on Climate Change of Ukraine.
The elaboration of Ukrainian First National Communication was supervised by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety of Ukraine, with contribution from other relevant ministries, agencies and organizations. The First National Communication was submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat in February 1998.
Official documents prepared by Ukraine on climate change and state of the environment in the country can be found below.
|In 2000, Ukraine submitted national inventories of GHG emissions and removals during 1990-1998 period to the Secretariat of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). GHG emissions and removals were assessed according to Revised Guidelines of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 1996). The results presented below are also available on the UNFCCC web-site.||Document in Word97 (5kb) format.|
|The First National Communication on Climate Change||Document in Word97 format.(222kb)|
|State of Environment in Ukraine 1998 (National Report)||Document in Acrobatreader format (677kb).|