Over the last two days 350.org was proud to contribute to the first Forum for Mayors “Cities Climate Ambitions” in Eastern Europe. At the forum, two more Ukrainian communities declared their plans to transition to 100% renewable energy – Trostyanets city (30 km from Russian border) and Baranivska united territorial community, which consists of 1 city and neighboring 24 villages. The Small Cities Association of Ukraine, which includes 160 cities, has also signed up to transition for the 100% RE initiative today. The Association Executive Director Katryna Protsenko said that they would support the transition of the member cities of the Association to 100% renewable energy and promote this goal with other cities. Previously, in 2018, mayors of 4 cities of Ukraine – Zhytomyr, Lviv, Chortkiv and Kamianets-Podilsky and 1 city in Georgia – Kutaisi declared their plans for 100% RE energy transition. Zhytomyr’s detailed city transition plan to 100 % RE scenario was also presented at the Forum. The modeling research for Zhytomyr was supported by 350.org with expert input and financial resources in 2019. It took almost one year to complete the research and scientists from the Institute of Forecasting of National Academy of Science of Ukraine […]

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