As G7 praises Ukraine President Zelenskiy, Ukrainian group demands G7 action, not empty promises, on Russia embargo
21 May 2023 // Kyiv, Ukraine
As Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meets in Japan with G7 leaders, including US President Biden and UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, the Ukrainian Climate organization Razom We Stand is pulling the alarm on dangerous loopholes and problems with Russian trade allowed by the G7, which effectively fuel russia's war machine and climate disruption.
As UK Prime Minister Sunak meets Ukraine President Zelenskiy, Ukrainian group demands UK action, not empty promises, as G7 prepares to meet in Japan this weekend
15 May, 2023 // Kyiv, Ukraine // As Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrives in London today for talks with UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, the Ukrainian Climate organization Razom We Stand is pulling the alarm on dangerous Russian trade exemptions being proposed by the G7, Reports today in Reuters highlight that there are many gaps in the sanctions regime, that G7 nations have been approving many sanctions "exceptions", and that the sanctions today "...allow all goods to be sold to Russia unless they are explicitly blacklisted."
Ukraine's Push for Renewable Energy Sources During Wartime: Razom We Stand Reports on New Legislation
On May 2, the Verkhovna Rada supported the draft law on amendments to some laws of Ukraine regarding the restoration and green transformation of the energy system of Ukraine in the first reading, signaling a positive step towards achieving the country's renewable energy goals.
To repair and modernize it’s heavily damaged power system Ukraine needs decentralized clean energy solutions
At the bilateral conference on Ukraine reconstruction in Rome Svitlana Romanko discussed with Ukrainian officials and international experts practical steps to enable deployment of clean energy solutions for reconstruction of Ukraine’s power system, which was heavily damaged by russia. Razom We Stand also addressed these issues in letters sent to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and Minister of Energy Herman Halushenko.
International Journalism Festival in Perugia: European giant energy companies financing war crimes in Ukraine, Europeans and their politicians have to do more to bring them to justice
On Saturday 22 April 2023, the annual International Journalism Festival took place in Perugia, Italy. Svitlana Romanko participated at the panel discussion "Follow the oil: Tracking flows of fossil fuels in wartime russia" on the topic of the investigation, data collection and strategic litigation against European energy companies involved in oil and gas projects in russia, in particular Total Energies and Wintershall Dea.
Press release for Earth Day 2023: Investing in our planet takes courage
On April 22, the Earth Day 2023, Svitlana Romanko, the strong voice of Ukrainian civil society and advocate for climate action joins the call of global environmental movement to the world’s political and business leaders to invest strategically in a clean energy future.
G7: Ukrainian Climate, Energy and Peace group demands action, not empty promises, as G7 Climate Ministers to meet in Japan this weekend
Ukrainian Climate organization Razom We Stand is pulling the alarm on dangerous practices being proposed by the G7, as the annual G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy, and Environment meets this coming weekend.
Will Germany support scaling up decentralized renewables in Ukraine?
Kyiv, 4 April 2023 // As Germany’s Minister of economy Robert Habeck visits Kyiv, Ukrainian prominent climate and anti-war advocates call upon Germany to support deployment of decentralized renewables in Ukraine to reinforce the country's energy supply in conditions of ongoing Russian attacks and to create foundations for the country's sustainable economic recovery.
Ukrainian clean energy group demands Austria turn words into action on Commitments to support Ukraine
Ukrainian President Zelensky today stated to the Austrian Council: "One cannot be morally neutral towards evil".
To turn words into action Ukrainian campaigning group Razom We Stand urges the Austrian government to immediately act to tighten and fully enforce the full and transparent embargo on Russian fossil fuels.
Ukrainian clean energy group slams Vienna's European Gas Conference as Dirty-Dealing Fest for the Fossil Fuel Industry
Vienna, Austria // As the European Gas Conference starts today in Vienna, Ukrainian campaigning group Razom We Stand labeled the event as a "Dirty-Dealing Fest for the Fossil Fuel Industry". This month urgent climate recommendations were released in the UN IPCC scientific report, which called for immediate reductions of fossil fuels, including gas.
RAZOM WE STAND CALLS ON THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT TO ALIGN WITH EU CLIMATE CHANGE PLANS, START MEASURING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
As Ukraine's application for EU candidacy is being fast-tracked, and the EU is scrambling to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the move to have Ukraine comply with environmental accounting standards (GHG protocol and SBTi) and make data on GHG emissions public is vital. Only with such measures can Ukraine and the EU meet recommendations of the UN IPCC scientific report this week.
Razom We Stand challenges the climate doom imposed by the fossil fuel industry: the world still can hit the Paris Agreement goals
Ivano-Frankivsk, 16 March, for immediate release
Seven years after the Paris Agreement was signed and a promise was made by 195 countries to protect people and the planet, the world’s leading climate scientists are about to deliver their final wake up call to governments and financial institutions who still fail to deliver meaningful climate action. Whether or not the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is up to speaking truth to power, civil society will not be silent.