18. May 2020

As other topics are ousting climate protection from the political agenda these days, it is more important than ever that civil society pushes for ambitious climate protection goals. What opportunities and participation rights do civil society organizations in Ukraine have to take influence? Which obstacles prevent their involvement in national climate policy? And what can be done to overcome these barriers? We have analyzed these and other questions together with colleagues from Ukraine. Our results were published some days ago in the online journal “Ukraine Analysen”:
(Pp. 19-23)

We also provide an English version of the article.

The article presents some results of a comprehensive study that UfU is currently preparing. Since 2018, UfU has been working together with NGOs in Georgia, Colombia and Ukraine in the project “Strengthening civil society in the implementation of national climate policy”, which is supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as part of the International Climate Initiative. The aim of the project is to analyze and strengthen the participation of civil society actors in Georgia, Ukraine and Colombia within their national climate policy.