The European Commission will host a four-day conference in Vilnius on the Green Recovery in Ukraine. Comprising a policy and a business segment, it aims to take stock of the challenges ahead and discuss the strategies and concrete solutions underpinning a green recovery.
The EU is supporting Ukraine to build a brighter future on a foundation of environmental sustainability – with funding but also with technical and legislative capacity. And we’re preparing early, so that when the time comes, the complexity of the task does not prevent sustainability to be at the core of recovery.
In addition to supporting Ukraine’s European perspective, a sustainable recovery and reconstruction is essential to guarantee Ukraine’s prosperity, resource autonomy, and the quality of life of Ukrainians when the war finally ends.
During a visit to Ukraine in February 2023, the College of Commissioners discussed with the Ukrainian government EU support to help Ukraine rebuild its cities in a high-quality, sustainable and inclusive way with the New European Bauhaus (NEB) community. This resulted in the PHOENIX initiative – a tailor-made combination of European Commission programmes, targeted to support Ukrainian policymakers and civil society for a green recovery.
The Conference aims to offer all key stakeholders a holistic approach to the green recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine. The goal is to take stock of concrete challenges and solutions to ensure environmental sustainability objectives remain at the centre of future investments and reforms in the years ahead.