Ukraine citizens demand a fast transition to renewable energy by 2050

Ukraine’s climate activists clamor for the speedy transition to carbon-neutral sources of energy. Activists assembled in front of the Ministry of the Environment and Energy in Kyiv. Ukraine’s environmental activists also staged a rally on Friday. Following the protest, a petition was signed by 14,000 citizens to layoff the construction of new nuclear power plants, and also to shut down the existing ones.

Protestors on 20th February Source: alarmy.com

The locals took to many movements to stand against the tempo of the motion of the government. Extinction Rebellion, Fridays for Future, are such internationally organized movements.

- Advertisement -

The Ukraine Green Deal is proposal that promises to wind down on the reliance on imported coal, natural gas and nuclear fuel. It also concentrates on reducing power consumption by 50%. “Our priority is to mobilize and campaign towards keeping fossil fuels in the ground, cutting finance flows to fossil fuels and supporting the demands of national organizations for a more just, prosperous and equitable future,” said Svitlana Romanko, MD, 350.org.

Source: KyivPost

She also added,  “After our 7 cities and Association of Small Cities (160 cities) have made a commitment to 100% RE by 2050, the public pressure on the national government to develop ambitious official RE targets only increased. The Concept of Green Energy Transition is a final concept draft of a State Strategy, which mentions our initiative of 100% RE commitments in the cities, officially recognizing it at the same level and importance as a Covenant of Mayors. It also foresees the establishment of special state funds and state programs to fund the municipal energy transition in the cities. Given all positive aspects, this Concept still doesn’t reflect and defend the rights of frontline communities facing the mining of fossil fuels and doesn’t exclude coal and gas mining from state priorities in the coming years.”

The Minister of Energy responded by saying, “A few days ago we changed the legislation and let the companies extract fossil fuels with no approval from the local community. We consider this to be the right decision. But we are up to follow the land approval and strategic impact assessment before mining.”

Source: Aljazeera

- Advertisement -

Join our writing team and develop your writing skills, as you see your articles featured on Apple NewsGoogle News, and all around the worldSubscribe to our newsletter, What Just Happened, where we dive deep into the hottest topics from the week!

More from World – News Landed

The Colorado River, provider of water to 40 million, is drying up rapidly

Global Warming: Pine Island loses 58 billion tons of ice every year

Popular Stories – News Landed

Bloomberg’s Utah and Tennessee offices vandalized

- Advertisement -

+  Bill Gates shared his Porsche Taycan experience

Related Stories

Have the racial justice protests had any positive effect?

Protests for racial equality erupted in response to the alleged murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis, Minnesota...

The Belarusian protests proceed in the hope of a fair election

The election day, on August 9, would determine the fate of whether Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, would lose...

Featured Stories

NASA to launch delicate stowing of samples from asteroid Bennu

NASA's spacecraft OSIRIS-Rex that collected material samples from asteroid Bennu last week is leaking materials into space...

Methane deposits in the Arctic ocean are releasing greenhouse gases

Researchers have found evidence that large amounts of greenhouse gases are being released from frozen methane deposits...

Match 46 Oct 26: KXIP win and make the points table even more interesting

It's match 46 in the IPL, and it's a big match today. KKR takes on KXIP for...

NASA to announce exciting discovery about Moon

On October 26, at 12 PM EDT NASA will announce an exciting discovery about Moon from the...

Daily use of aspirin can lower the risk of COVID-19 death, study finds

A new study reveals that patients hospitalized for COVID-19 that take aspirin daily (low dosage) have a...

The peer pressure of a medical dream in India

If you are either born, studying, or working in India, you pretty much should have come across...

Comment Below

Have the racial justice protests had any positive effect?

Protests for racial equality erupted in response to the alleged murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis, Minnesota...

The Belarusian protests proceed in the hope of a fair election

The election day, on August 9, would determine the fate of whether Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, would lose...