Improving capacity of the Government of Ukraine to develop infrastructure for production and use of hydrogen to support green post-covid-19 recovery
UNECE is implementing project “Improving capacity of the Government of Ukraine to develop infrastructure for production and use of hydrogen to support green post-covid-19 recovery” (funded from the Regular Programme on Technical Cooperation (RPTC)). It is implemented jointly by the Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Transport, and Environment Divisions. Hydrogen is a renewable and clean source of energy that supports circular economy. Ukraine is experiencing an economic downturn as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. Development of infrastructure to produce and use hydrogen in Ukraine will facilitate its economic recovery in an environmentally friendly manner, increase its energy security and efficiency, improve the economic climate and create new employment opportunities. In terms of the use of hydrogen, the specific focus will be on its use in road transport, particularly urban transport, that will reduce emission of air pollutants and CO2. To achieve these results, improving the capacity of the Government of Ukraine is of paramount importance. In the framework of the project, UNECE will assist the country in developing a draft Roadmap for production and use of hydrogen and in preparing a scoping report, including facilitating a scoping consultation with stakeholders (including the public) under the Strategic Environmental Assessment procedure of the Roadmap in line with the UNECE Protocol on SEA.