Analytical Report on Decarbonization Process in Eastern Ukraine

Just before the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into the territory of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the representatives of CF Right to Protection, together with technical experts, within the framework of the Prepare Prevent Protect (3P) Consortium (ACTED,  IMPACT Initiatives, R2P, the Danish, and Ukrainian Red Cross Societies) have prepared the analytical report on decarbonization process in Eastern Ukraine. 

The report presents the results of the research and scenario analysis of coal industry restructuring (liquidation, conservation or reorientation of coal mining and coal processing enterprises for other types of economic activity) in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the context of decarbonization and just transition. The document contains respective recommendations for public authorities and authorized structures on the process of decarbonization and just transition in Eastern Ukraine, which were relevant on the eve of the invasion of the aggressor country. 

The report contains important and detailed information addressed to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, regional state administrations and local governments of coal mining regions, as well as coal industry entities, in particular on improving the regulatory framework to reduce the main risks associated with the restructuring of the coal industry in Eastern Ukraine.

Considering the active hostilities that have taken place in Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia, and one of the epicenters of which have become the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, where are concentrated coal industry facilities and infrastructure, the research itself, as well as conclusions and forecasts there acquire a new meaning.

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Analytical Report on Decarbonization Process in Eastern Ukraine. Key results and Recommendations


Аналітичний звіт щодо дослідження процесу декарбонізації у Східній Україні (full version in Ukrainian)


Аналітичний звіт щодо дослідження процесу декарбонізації у Східній Україні. Ключові результати та рекомендації


3P Consortium was established in 2019 by the group of international and Ukrainian NGOs to reduce disaster risk vulnerability in Eastern Ukraine. 3P Members of the Consortium are united by their desire to Prepare, Prevent and Protect civilian populations and critical service systems in Ukraine from the risks of natural, ecological and industrial disasters.

This material has been funded by UK aid from the UK government within ‘Increasing resilience to disaster risk in eastern Ukraine’ project. Experts from the Ukrainian Scientific Institute of Technical Ecology were directly involved in the development of the analytical report. Among them are head of research Plyushchakova L.A., experts Chernenko R.O., Nefedova N.A., assistants Trufanov I.O., Chernouz Y.I.

However, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.