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Why the Marshall Plan for Ukraine should be green - United4Ukraine statement

70 members of the United for Ukraine inter-parliamentary network signed a joint statement: "A sustainable future for Ukraine - the new Marshall Plan". Among them are members of Ukraine's Parliament, MEPs and former leaders of European countries, experts and scientists.

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The statement from members of United for Ukraine Network (U4U) describes the main principles of the green post-war recovery of Ukraine, including rebuilding industry clean as a driver of the green economy, replacing Russian fossil fuels with Ukrainian green energy, and driving strategic build-up for the new Marshall Plan.

"If today we do not establish the fundamental principles for restoring Ukraine which will determine our green development for the next ten years - we will continue to unravel the problems of the past, which led to the war in the center of Europe and the energy poverty of the entire continent. We need complete phase-out of fossil fuels and transition to 100% renewables by 2040. This goal we must champion at all levels. It is necessary that Ukraine becomes the guarantor of the implementation of the Green Deal in Europe", comments Svitlana Romanko, Director and founder of Razom We Stand.

As Ukraine continues to count its losses from Russian invasion, it is up to the European Union to start preparing a plan to help its recovery and make Europe more resilient to energy security threats. 

"An ambitious plan to re-tool Ukraine’s industry and economy is now necessary. This is needed not only for Ukraine, but also for EU itself. There is an  urge to design it in the spirit of post- World War II reconstruction in order to  meet the scale of damage, while the challenge is also to use this opportunity  to make Europe more durable and resilient in the face of energy security threats and the climate crisis. This is why we need a Green Marshall Plan for Ukraine", - reads the U4U statement.

Full statement with list of signatories:

https://www.with-ukraine.org/u4u-network-statement

To join further campaigns and contribute to design and implementation of Green Marshall Plan for Ukraine please contact:

Svitlana Romanko, Founder and Director of Razom We Stand svitlana@razomwestand.org

Oleh Savytskyi, Campaign Manager of Razom We Stand oleh@razomwestand.org

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