Ukraine is the most energy-intensive country in the world and the sixth largest producer of CO2 per capita. Although it has begun to adopt the EU standards, a progress is slow and environmental protection is not a priority. The county is facing a high level of corruption; oligarchs often enforce their interests at the expense of the citizens.
We help to identify serious environmental issues, suggest their solutions and support civil society to enforce the right to live healthy environment.
A coalition “Stop Poisoning Ukraine!” unites citizens of five industrial cities – Dnipro, Kharkiv, Krivyi Rih, Zaporizhia and Mariupol. More than 4 million people breath extremely polluted air mainly by metallurgy and coal power plants using outdated technologies. We help to strengthen the power of the coalition and campaign to achieve improvements.
A shining example of trampling human rights in the countryside, far away from legal help and media attention, is growing business of MHP, the largest agricultural corporation in the country. Its industrial meat production has many negative consequences. MHP is owned by one of five richest billionaires of Ukraine and advisor to the president.
Our activities are funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic from Transition Promotion Programme.
Shrinking space for civic society: Public participation in decision-making on environment deteriorates