Cover Osteuropa 4-5/2008

In Osteuropa 4-5/2008

Ukraine: A Double Change in Climate
Reducing Greenhouse Gasses, Increasing Knowledge

Iryna Stavčuk

Deutsche Fassung


Ukraine is among the top 20 largest producers of greenhouse gasses. The national economy is inefficient, the amount of energy wasted enormous. Scientific expertise for addressing the consequences is hardly available; awareness among political class and the general public is poorly developed. This offers non-government organisations solid starting points for their work. At the state and grass-roots level, the climate is changing: There is growing sensitivity to the fact that Ukraine must also make a contribution to reducing greenhouse gasses in order to fight climate change.

(Osteuropa 4-5/2008, pp. 237–250)