KYIV - This story is about the readiness of Ukrainian iron and steel industry – the second largest generator of foreign exchange earnings and a significant polluter, to implement green production technologies after the end of the war.

Russian aggression jeopardized the green modernisation
of Ukrainian steel industry and the climate goals by EU

The full-scale aggression against Ukraine unleashed by Russia, no matter the outcome of the battle, makes it unlikely that the cherished goals of the Green Deal and the Paris climate agreement will be achieved. And the thing is not that the old Soviet tanks, which press the Ukrainian territory with their tracks, consume a gigantic amount of fuel and emit greenhouse gases into the air. The fact is that the war forced Europe and the world to reconsider their categorical "no" to coal fuel, which is much dirtier than gas. And in the fact that the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine will inevitably increase its CO2 emissions.

This will make it difficult for Ukraine to fulfill its obligations under the Paris Agreement. It will also increase the carbon footprint of counterparties of Ukrainian enterprises in Europe through supply chains.

Team members

Oleksandr Berdynskykh

Oleksandr Berdynskykh is an independent journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Oleksandr Berdynskykh

Hanna Kibovskaya

Hanna Kibovskaya (Kyiv) works as a freelance journalist.

Hanna Kibovskaya

Olha Khvorost

Olha Khvorost is a freelance visual journalist and designer based in Ireland.

Olha Khvorost

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