One year after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine the war of aggression still continues. Yet, it is being recognized by Ukrainian actors as well as external partners that it is crucial to plan ahead for a sustainable reconstruction of Ukraine’s infrastructures.
Ukraine’s long-term economic competitiveness and the possibility to join the EU both require a green recovery in all sectors, ranging from energy and industry to buildings and transportation, that is in line with the paradigm of climate neutrality and avoids fossil lock-ins. Germany and the EU can and must be key partners for this endeavor, both in terms of political support and financing as well as support from civil society.
For our upcoming digital Mercator Talk, we have invited Anna Ackermann, policy analyst at Ecoaction, Iryna Stavchuk, Ukraine program manager, European Climate Foundation and Jacob Kirkegaard, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, to discuss how such a recovery could look like, what challenges and opportunities are associated with it and what role Germany and the EU can play.
The event will be moderated by Sergej Sumlenny, founder of the European Resilience Initiative Center.
It is the third Mercator Talk organised by Stiftung Mercator to mark the anniversary of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine.
Please register until 21 March 2023.