Discussion: Ukraine’s Nature-positive and Climate-neutral Recovery

16. Mai 2023Berlin

In the next months and years, the Ukrainian government and authorities, foreign donors, financial institutions and the private sector will determine how billions of euros are invested for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction. Those decisions must be made with an eye to the future – climate- and nature-positive and with solid governance principles. This implies transparent and inclusive decision-making.

The results of the discussion will inform the upcoming Ukraine Recovery Conferences on June 21-22 in London.

Agenda (times in CET)

10:00: Opening remarks by organizers

  • Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, Member of the European Parliament
  • Irene Lucius, Regional Conservation Director, WWF Central and Eastern Europe
  • Juhani Grossmann, Team Leader Green Corruption, Basel Institute on Governanc
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10:05: Keynotes

  • Olha Stefanishyna (online), Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine
  • Teresa Czerwińska, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank
  • Ihor Zhovkva (online), Chief diplomatic advisor to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy

10:20: Panel 1: Governance issues in the field of natural resource use in Ukraine

  • Alina Sokolenko, Chairman of Association of Sustainable Development Experts
  • Amanda Cabrejo Le Roux, Environmental Crime Specialist, Basel Institute on Governance
  • Bastian Veigel, Programme Director at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Anna Paterson, International Development Consultant, The Policy Practice
  • Moderator: Juhani Grossmann

11:40 Panel 2: Good governance mechanisms to ensure a sustainable recovery in Ukraine

  • Mustafa Nayyem (online), Head of the State Agency for Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine
  • Christine Toetzke, Director for European Union and Multilateral Development Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Jean-Erik De Zagon, the Head of the EIB Office in Ukraine
  • Reiner Perau, CEO, German Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
  • Iryna Stavchuk, Ukraine Program Manager, European Climate Foundation
  • Moderator: Viola von Cramon-Taubadel

12:40: Agreeing on key messages to take forward to the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2023

  • Moderator: Irene Lucius

13:55: Refreshments (drinks and lunch)

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