What is 100RE UA? It is the largest public union in Ukraine of associations, companies, experts, lobbyists and civil society united by the common purpose and ideas of Ukraine's transition to 100% renewable energy.
The ceremony was opened by the Chairman of the Board of the union Global 100RE Ukraine Oleksandr Dombrovskyi:
"What does it take for happiness for Ukrainians? The results of a recent poll show that Ukrainians need happiness for their children to be happy. The mission of the Global 100RE Ukraine platform is to unite the economy, the environment and the energy for the benefit of the people to increase longevity and overall comfort. Our vision is to bring together green teams that share similar goals and principles to create an economic foundation for environmental issues."
Presentation "Global 100% RE Ukraine. 100% clean energy today – 100 years of life tomorrow" – Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, Head of the Global100 RE Ukraine:
Representatives of the founding associations are the Ukrainian RES players, including Ruslana Lyzhychko (Office of the Renewable Energy Ambassador), Andriy Konechenkov (Ukrainian Wind Energy Association), Georgyi Geletukha (Bioenergy) of Ukraine, participated in the opening ceremony of the Global 100% RE Ukraine platform Ukrainian Hydrogen Council), Lyudmila Tsyganok (Professional Association of Ecologists of Ukraine), Artem Seminishin (Association of Solar Energy of Ukraine), and Ivan Gaidutsky (Executive Director of Global 100RE Ukraine). Also, founders are Ukrainian Union Association of Energy Service Companies, Bessarabia Development Center and Institute of global transformations.
Creating the Global 100% RE Ukraine platform is the most powerful attempt in Ukraine to make economic, energy and environmental policy conscious. Global 100% RE Ukraine plans to unite in the future green companies, experts, lobbyists and responsible politicians together with civil society by a common purpose and ideas. The goal: to combine economics, ecology, energy and politics for the benefit of the people to increase longevity and overall comfort.
The goal is 100% clean and affordable energy for everyone. We understand that the transition to 100% clean energy from renewable sources will not be easy and will not happen without the broad support of society. By bringing together green teams that share similar goals and principles, we promote a clean energy philosophy and motivate us to use cost-effective mechanisms to address environmental issues. Each hryvnia invested in the transition to RES will come back with cheaper energy, a cleaner environment, a halt to climate change, and years of extended life for the population of Ukraine.
Platform social goals by 2025:
- Become a leading green development expert platform
- To be a motivator and innovator of the pure development of the country
- Promote 1-3 billion investments and 2% of GDP growth
The economic and environmental objectives of the 100 RE UA platform:
- Promote Ukraine's energy transition to 100% RES: 2020 – 10%, 2030 – 25%, 2040 – 45%, 2050 – 65%, 2060 – 85%, 2070 – 100%.
- To stimulate the reduction of energy intensity of Ukraine's GDP to the EU average by 2050.
- To stimulate greenhouse gas emission reductions in Ukraine to 80% from 1990 levels by 2050
- Introduce and consolidate coal abandonment by 2050
In his speech the consequences of climate change in the world and in Ukraine were discussed by Georgii Geletukha, Member of the Board of Directors of Global 100RE Ukraine:
"Combating climate change in Ukraine is the main task of Global 100RE Ukraine. The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has exceeded 415 ppm. For the first time in the human history! This has happened before, but then there were no humans on Earth. Energy efficiency (40%) and renewable energy (30%) will play a major role in reducing CO2 emissions by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency. Flooding, deforestation and drought are possible consequences of the climate change in the southern regions of Ukraine in the next 20 years."
Presentation "Struggle with Climate Change is a Key Objective of 100RE UA" – Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Director of Biomass Scientific Engineering Center:
Also, four cities of Ukraine (Lviv, Zhytomyr, Kamenets-Podilskyi, Chortkiv), which announced the transition to 100% RES, received the Green Gate Award.
The Green Gate Award symbolizes the green path that cities will take.
Global 100RE Ukraine website: www.100re.org.ua/en