Ukraine

Overall rating
Highly insufficient
Policies & action
Highly insufficient
< 4°C World
Domestic target
Highly insufficient
< 4°C World
Fair share target
Insufficient
< 3°C World
Climate finance
Information incomplete
Net zero target

year

2060

Comprehensiveness not rated as

Information incomplete
Land use & forestry
Not assessed

Summary

Ukraine has announced its net zero target by 2060 in its revised NDC and its ‘National Economic Strategy until 2030’ approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in March 2021 (The Government of Ukraine, 2021).

The announcement to date lacks detailed information on all assessed elements but target year, scope and legal status. Therefore, the CAT currently does not give an overall evaluation of Ukraine’s net zero target given the preliminary nature and a lack of more detailed information. The CAT will do so once further information will be communicated by the government.

Ukraine
Comprehensiveness of net zero target design
Target information incomplete
Scope
Target year: 2060
Emissions coverage

Target covers all GHG emissions

International aviation and shipping

No information on the target’s intention to cover international aviation and shipping

Reductions or removals outside of own borders

Provides no information on intention to use international offset credits to meet net zero

Architecture
Legal Status

Net zero target in proposed legislation or in a policy document

Separate reduction & removal targets

No information on intention to separate emission reduction and removal targets

Review Process

Country provides no information on its intention to establish a review cycle for its net zero and intermediate targets (note: this option applies to countries that have only announced a target, with no accompanying law / policy)

Transparency
Carbon dioxide removal

No information on intention to communicate transparent assumptions on carbon dioxide removals

Comprehensive planning

Country provides no information on anticipated pathways or measures

Clarity on fairness of target

Country provides no information on its intention to explain the target’s fairness.

Ten key elements

Scope

  • Target year – Ukraine aims to reach net zero by 2060.
  • Emissions coverage – The target covers all GHG emissions (i.e., the 7 Kyoto gases: CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3) and all sectors of the economy (excluding international bunkers)
  • International aviation and shipping – Ukraine provides no information on its intention to cover international aviation and shipping.
  • Reductions or removals outside of own borders – Ukraine provides no information on its intention to use international offset credits to meet its net zero target.

Target architecture

  • Legal status –Ukraine included its net zero target in its revised NDC and in its ‘National Economic Strategy until 2030’ approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in March 2021 (The Government of Ukraine, 2021). The net zero target is not covered in Ukraine’s Long Term Strategy (The Government of Ukraine, 2017).
  • Separate reduction & removal targets – Ukraine provides no information on its intention to communicate separate emission reduction and removal targets.
  • Review process – Ukraine provides no information on its intention to establish a review cycle for its net zero and intermediate targets.

Transparency

  • Carbon dioxide removal – Ukraine provides no information on its intention to communicate transparent assumptions on carbon dioxide removals.
  • Comprehensive planning – As of now, Ukraine does not provide any underlying government or government endorsed pathways, nor does it specify measures and actions to achieve net zero. The ‘National Economic Strategy until 2030’ solely maps out strategic objectives and goals for some sectors until 2030.
  • Clarity on fairness of target – Ukraine provides no information on its intention to explain the target’s fairness.

Good practice

The Climate Action Tracker has defined the following good practice for all ten key elements of net zero targets. Countries can refer to this good practice to design or enhance their net zero targets.

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