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  • 1. HIGHLIGHTS of the European Union’s Environmental Sector Policy Support Programme for Ukraine(Presentation prepared by the "Support to the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR) of Ukraine for the Sector Budget Support implementation“ project ) FWC BENEFICIARIES 2009 - LOT 6 "Environment" )
  • 2. Whybother?
  • 3. AGREEMENT SIGNED: 21 December2010 (entry into force)DURATION: I. Operational implementation - 36 months as from 21 December 2010 2. Closure - 24 months from the start of expiry date of the operational impl. phaseAMOUNT: EURO 35 million (to the Ukrainian State Budget)
  • 4. BUDGET SUPPORT FOR THEIMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT .POLICY/STRATEGY OF UKRAINE
  • 5. FINANCING AGREEMENT SIGNED: 21December 2010 (entry into force)DURATION: Operational implementation - 36 months as from 21 December 2010AMOUNT: EURO 35 million
  • 6. The Specific Objective of this budget supportoperation is to help the Government of Ukraine improving environmental policy performance The measures will support improvements in environmental governance and environmental mainstreaming also in other sectoral policies such as energy, transport and industry The measures will also support • Institution building and better legislation • Implementation of international conventions and multilateral environmental agreements • Good governance, respect of human rights and gender equality • Democratisation and enhancing the role of civil society and NGOs
  • 7. The Results from the Government environmental sector programme being encouraged by the support measure include: The national legislation in the field of environment is made closer to the EU standards and best practices Regional and sectoral environmental policies are adopted and implemented International conventions and multilateral agreements on environment ratified by Ukraine are more steadily implemented thanks to an increased organizational and monitoring capacity of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine
  • 8. The Results from the Government environmental sector programme beingencouraged by the support measure include (2): Awareness on environmental issues in the public at large is significantly increased Losses of bio- and landscape diversity are limited Application of sustainable use of natural resources is mainstreamed
  • 9. The proposed actions will be specifically targeted at: Increased Government ownership of the environment sector reform process and development of sustainable environment sector policy and strategy Increased coherence between environment, energy, transport and other related sectors, including improvements in energy efficiency as well as mitigation of and adaptation to climate change Greater harmonisation and alignment of procedures and policies in the environmental sector in Ukraine with EU norms and practices
  • 10. The proposed actions will be specifically targeted at: Improved institutional / administrative capacity, accountability and transparency in the environment sector Contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on ensuring environment sustainability Improved budgeting and financial management in the environment sector Improved dialogue between the Government and all relevant civil society stake-holders and international partners
  • 11. AGREEMENT SIGNED: 21 December2010 (entry into force)DURATION: I. Operational implementation - 36 months as from 21 December 2010 2. Closure - 24 months from the start of expiry date of the operational impl. phaseAMOUNT: EURO 35 million (to the Ukrainian State Budget)
  • 12. Criteria for Disbursement:For all tranches during the operational period: • Satisfactory progress in the implementation of the National Environment Strategy of Ukraine including the National Action Plan for its implementation for the period 2011 - 2015 • Satisfactory progress in the maintenance of a stability-oriented macroeconomic policy • Satisfactory progress in the implementation of its programme to improve and reform public finance management
  • 13. For the variable tranches:1 Elaboration and/or review and approval of sectoral and regional programs related to environmental protection2 Approval by the Ministry of Ecology of Baseline Plan for Harmonization of Ukraine’s legislation with the EU laws; implementation of the Plan and report on harmonization
  • 14. 3 Simplification and transparency of authorization system in the sphere of environmental protection and safety4 Strengthening of the MENR’s capacity with respect to annual environmental monitoring5 Improvement of access to environmental information, involvement of the public in decision making, and enhancing of environment education / awareness
  • 15. 6 Stabilization of emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases to atmospheric air from stationary sources of pollution of enterprises of the power engineering complex7 Improvement of water quality for surface water bodies due to improvement and upgrade of municipal water treatment facilities8 Upgrade of waste management infrastructure in Ukraine9 Increase in natural life environment of flora and fauna representatives
  • 16. The regular SBS implementation monitoring of thecompliance of Ukraine with the general and thespecific conditions as well as the achievement ofthe indicators will be carried out by theJOINT MONITORING GROUP (JMG)The Joint Monitoring Group will be established bythe MENR of Ukraine.
  • 17. MENR will chair the meetings atleast at the Deputy Minister level. TheEuropean Commission will berepresented and participate in all themeetings of the JMG. Other donors, inparticular SIDA, will be invited to take partin the JMG. JMG will include keyGovernment Ministries andauthorities responsible for theattainment of the sector objectives. Therepresentatives of the civil society,NGOs can be invited as observers.
  • 18. The JMG will meet at leastonce a year and eachquarter at technical level toassess, discuss and agree on theprogress of the implementation of theSBS Operation, the compliance withthe general and specificconditions as well asachievement of the indicatorsand other related issues.
  • 19. BE AN ACTIVE PART OF THE FUTURE!