DiXi Group supports the principles of Green Reconstruction of Ukraine
Ukraine’s recovery should not be a return to the pre-war status but a full-fledged development and integration into the European Community based on sustainable development principles taking into account the European Green Deal, which is also a guarantee of meeting the Copenhagen criteria for the EU accession. This is said in a document with the position of civil society, which was joined by experts from the DiXi Group think tank within the project ” Support to the decarbonization of Ukraine’s economy through the development of new financing models through the use of debt”.
“The mission of the new “green” policy is to balance the interests of the public, business and the environment. We are talking not only about recovery but also about creating a sustainable future for future generations. We emphasize the importance of the environmental dimension of the planned recovery and development activities so that the new Ukraine is a comfortable, safe, healthy and prosperous home for all Ukrainian men and women, the document says. – We realize that actions to support people’s livelihoods, such as the restoration of critical infrastructure, must be swift and rapid. However, when it comes to long-term planning and new capital construction, we need to think not only about the cost of projects as of today but also about their long-term effectiveness and full cost with a vision for the future”.
General principles: green recovery is the basis of the future strategy for the post-war recovery of Ukraine
- Integration of environmental and climate policy into all sectors.
- Reconstruction should serve the needs of Ukrainians and promote the sustainable development of Ukraine.
- Development of the green economy.
- Environmental standards at all levels.
- Adherence to European environmental planning tools for Ukraine’s restoration.
- The role of local self-government, transparency, and involvement of the public and communities in decision-making.
- Effective functioning and use of targeted/donor funds for post-war recovery and green economic development.
It should be noted that in early April, members of the DiXi Group Supervisory Board JJanez Kopac, Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Georg Zachmann, Frank Umbach identified immediate steps for ensuring stronger energy security and resilience in the short-term perspective and discussed priorities for Ukraine’s recovery in the post-war period. Their position can be found in more detail in the following document.