Within the framework of the European Union-funded EU4Environment programme, UNECE is assisting the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, including Ukraine, in comprehensive capacity-building and institutional building on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and in finalizing legal reforms in this area.
Meeting objectives, expected outputs and outcomes:
• To familiarize the target audience with Ukraine’s international commitments to implement SEA, and to discuss how the SEA is specifically embedded within the Ukrainian legal system;
• To introduce the main regulatory and legal requirements for SEA and related current amendments;
• To present the latest changes and developments in urban planning legislation.
Overall, as part of the series of the SEA training workshops with a focus on Ukraine’s urban planning, this event is anticipated to support relevant departments/units at regional and local levels to use the SEA more effectively for greening Ukraine’s post-war urban reconstruction efforts. The event will include interactions with the target audience in the form of guided discussions, Q&A, interactive Mentimeter-based polls/surveys etc.
Representatives of relevant departments (environmental protection, healthcare, urban planning and architecture) in Ukraine’s regional administrations and Kyiv city state administration, as well as representatives of local self-government bodies.