This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in his address to the participants of the founding meeting of the Association of Coal Communities.
“Currently, work is underway to test the concept of fair transformation, in particular in the Chervonograd coal region of the Lviv region,” Shmyhal said.
The Prime Minister emphasized that at the same time mines that have exhausted their resource will be closed as planned, and communities will be justly transformed.
“The correct sequence of actions is important here. First, give people an alternative in employment and providing for their families, and then decide the fate of certain mines,” the head of government emphasized.
He noted that the government’s goal is to strengthen the country’s energy security and at the same time achieve European standards of a low-carbon economy.
The head of government noted that Ukraine will be an integral part of the “green” transition. Soon, the first draft of the National Energy and Climate Plan will be presented, which will combine recovery and the “green” transition.
“In the medium and long-term perspective, we are talking about the modernization of old TPPs and CHPs, the development of green generation, and hydrogen technologies,” said Denys Shmyhal.
In this context, according to him, the creation of the Association of Coal Communities of Ukraine is important. After all, with joint efforts, it will be able to represent its interests before the central and regional authorities, communicate with partners.