Mayors of 30 Ukrainian cities signed the agreement in the field of sustainable energy, expert Svyatoslav Pavliuk told a press conference within the regional forum "Agreement of mayors - from commitment to actions in the field of sustainable energy", ForUm correspondent reports.
"These are the mayors of Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Kremenchug, Pervomaisk Alchevsk, Dolyna and others," he said.

According to Pavliuk, this agreement is the European Union initiative, which brings together local and regional authorities to the general voluntary commitments to ensure green economic growth.
He added that the signatories commit themselves to the implementation of measures to improve the energy efficiency and greater use of renewable energy, which will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by at least 20% by 2020.

"Apart from Ukraine and the EU, this project unites Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan," Pavliuk said.
The head of the aid programs EU Delegation in Ukraine Andrew Rasbash said that today in Ukraine, energy intensity is four times higher than in the EU. "However, energy prices are rising," he said.
According to Rasbash, the EU cities consume 75% of energy, and Ukrainian cities - 78%.

He said that many cities of the EU have undertaken the "20-20-20" program, which allows reducing natural gas consumption, reducing carbon emissions by 20% and increasing the use of renewable energy by 20% till 2020.



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