| Project of the Month - May 2011

LCOIR-UA: Low-Carbon Opportunities for Industrial Regions of Ukraine

Ukraine is the world 7th country in CO2 emissions, and more than 70% of these emissions come from the energy sector, mainly using the local coal. Other industries such as metallurgy, coal mining and chemical productions are also huge consumers of coal-based energy. An additional factor are the thermal power plants, whose old equipment was not adapted to less emitting technologies – clean coal technologies (CCT) and carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS). In view of this, the project aims at increasing awareness on these challenges, thus preparing the ground for the implementation of CCT and CCS technologies in Eastern Ukraine.

Project overview

  • Project acronym: LCOIR-UA
  • Project full title: Low-Carbon Opportunities for Industrial Regions of Ukraine
  • Project number: DCI/ENV 2010/243-865
  • Type of funding scheme: EuropeAid Funding scheme
  • Target groups: managers of regional power-producing and other industrial companies; representatives of regional scientific and engineering community; regional representatives of the state and local administrations; students of natural sciences and economics in the universities of the selected regions; journalists.
  • Start: 12/29/2010
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Website: www.donnu.edu.ua/lcoir-ua/ (to be launched soon)

Project objectives

The project aims at encouraging and facilitating the practical implementation of activities on clean coal technology and technology of carbon capture and storage (climate technologies) in Ukraine, as well as contributing to initiating of cooperation in this domain between Ukraine and the European Community.

The project has the following objectives:

  • Drawing the state of the Ukrainian context for implementation of the climate technologies;
  • Identifying potential targets for relevant programs to adapt climate technologies in Ukraine;
  • Rising the main Ukrainian stakeholders’ awareness on climate technologies as a mechanism against climate change.

Project Activities

In order to facilitate practical implementation of activities on CCT and CCS technologies in Ukraine, as well as contribute to initiation of cooperation in this domain between Ukraine and the European Community, the project focuses at the following activities:

  • Mapping and reporting of Ukrainian context for implementation of the climate technologies;
  • Building a GIS system which will contain all data collected appropriate for the field of CCT and CCS technologies;
  • Writing recommendations on the technical and legislative level of CCT and CCS in Ukraine;
  • Based on geological data already collected from open sources, conducting the mapping and assessment of potential for CCS;
  • Organizing educational sessions and round tables for the representatives of target groups and other stakeholders;
  • Organizing a national conference to disseminate the experience and knowledge in the field of CCT and CCS;
  • Preparing scientific and popular publications to disseminate information, experiences and knowledge about the possibilities of using CCT and CCS;

Results so far

During the last 2 years, Donetsk National University initiated and took part in several events at the regional level:

  • 2 June 2010 - organization of the round table “Issues of adaptation to climate change in Donetsk region”, under the aegis of the World Bank in Ukraine with participation of the representatives of research organizations, higher educational institutions, local authorities, other stakeholders. Based on the results of the round table, resolution was adopted and sent to State Oblast Administration, National Agency for Ecological Investments, relevant Ministries and the Commissions of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
  • 3-4 June 2010, the University participated in the International Forum ECO.INN “An innovative model of the ecological system of the industrial region”.
    Donetsk National University trains undergraduate and graduate students specializing in Environmental Protection and promotes the work of the Specialized Scientific Councils for defense of candidate and doctoral dissertations in Environmental Security.

On March 23, 2011 the project on Low-Carbon Opportunities for Industrial Regions of Ukraine was successfully started with a kick-off meeting in Donetsk National University, which gathered the representatives of the Delegation of European Union to Ukraine, Ukrainian and French partners of the project, regional authorities, scientists of Donetsk oblast higher educational institutions and research organizations, journalists. The information on the meeting can be viewed here

Contacts

Mykola Shestavin
Project Coordinator
research.div@donnu.edu.ua
Phone: +380-62-3370083

Oleksiy Savkevych
Public Relations Manager
savkevych@gmail.com
Phone: +380-50-4715448

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Illustrations

illustration kindly provided by LCOIR-UA project

illustration kindly provided by LCOIR-UA project

illustration kindly provided by LCOIR-UA project

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