Ukraine plans to finish the preparation for realization of the Kyoto Protocol requirements by the end of 2007.

Vice PM Andriy Klyuev told that journalists after the session of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

According to him, Ukraine has signed a range of agreements with such countries as France, Denmark and the Great Britain on the Kyoto Protocol realization and now the active cooperation with Japan on the preparation of similar documents is going on.

“This is very interesting and noble subject because we will be able to engage serious investments in ecology, in our enterprises reconstruction to reduce CO2 emissions. Of course, we will have cleaner air, better ecology and with the help of that money will be able to reconstruct our enterprises,” the Vice PM told.

In 1992 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was signed, and in 1997 - the Kyoto Protocol. It is an amendment to the international treaty on climate change, assigning mandatory emission limitations for the reduction of greenhose gas emissions to the signatory nations. The objective is the "stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Ukraine ratified the Kyoto Protocol on February 4, 2004 and all necessary things are being implemented in order to obtain the rights to use Protocol’s mechanisms.


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