Regulation of air pollution in Ukraine and the EU

Since gaining independence in 1991, Ukraine has made significant progress in its environmental management and governance. Widely developed regulations became signatory to major international and regional environmental agreements established by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and a number of agencies and institutions to manage and enforce environmental protection. Still, the environmental governance system in Ukraine has inherited a certain legacy from Soviet times, faces, and a number of challenges.

According to the Association Agreement in Ukraine, the EU Directives are implemented in the field of environmental protection, including Directive 2010/75/EC on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control). The process foresees legislative (in particular the development and adoption of BAT and general norms of application), technical (definition of integrated permit, creation of pollutant register, etc.), organizational and informational (in particular public access to information and participation in decision-making changes). This study compares law, policy and practice of industrial pollution regulation in Ukraine and the European Union.

Lead author, editor: Sarka Havrankova

Co-authors and contributors: Alena Miskun, Tamara Kharchylava, Milan Havel, Jan Nezhyba, Martin Skalsky

Photos: Stanislav Krupar

Graphic design: Jakub Nemecek,

Publication date: 2019

The report was prepared within the project "Stop Poisoning Ukraine: Coalition for Clean Air," and the joint activity of the non-governmental organizations Arnika - Citizens Support Center from the Czech Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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