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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.


Energy response to Russia's war: open letter with four requests to the EU
Campaign Updates

                                                                                          To: Ursula von der Leyen  
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
1049 Brussels

Frans Timmermans
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
1049 Brussels

Charles Michel
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 175  
B-1048 Bruxelles/Brussel 

Razom We Stand calls on the Ukrainian authorities to implement greenhouse gas emissions accounting in accordance with international standards and open climate data for public access
Campaign Updates

The organization reached out to Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, and Chair of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, Ihor Verner, to stress the critical importance of accounting for greenhouse gas emissions.



The methane rush off the climate cliff: EU and US must halt gas infrastructure expansion

Razom We Stand strongly condemns the global push for gas infrastructure expansion, including LNG terminals, given the dire environmental and climate consequences, as well as financial risks involved in creating stranded assets. With excess windfall profits stemming from market volatility worsened by Putin’s brutal invasion in Ukraine, the gas industry must be subject to taxation and regulation, not supported with public subsidies for their expansion plans.

LNG frenzy will not bring energy security to Europe, but may bring more Russian gas

Svitlana Romanko, founder and director of Razom We Stand

Little known but very concerning is the fact that in 2022 Russian liquified natural gas production grew by 8% and Russia, contrary to the sanctions, has expanded shipments of LNG to Europe and is building another LNG terminal in the Arctic. And this in part is facilitated by western firms. Russia is still exporting 10 TWh to 15 TWh per month of LNG to the EU. This is not subject to sanctions but could be cut unilaterally by Russia any time.

Razom We Stand challenges the climate doom imposed by the fossil fuel industry: the world still can hit the Paris Agreement goals
Press Release

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.

Demand for fossil fuels in Europe may decrease by 20% this year. It should be replaced by renewable energy sources - Ember and Razom We Stand
Press Release

In 2022, as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the EU reduced its demand for energy, especially for gas, and maintained its course of abandoning coal. At the same time, the transition to renewable energy sources accelerated - in 2022, wind and solar generated a record fifth, or 22% of electricity in the EU. According to Ember analysts, this year's demand for fossil fuels in the EU may decrease by 20%, which is twice the previous record of 2020.

Our actions at the CERAWeek energy conference highlight the importance of activism

Today is our last day in Houston, Texas, at CERAWeek, the global energy conference described by Bill McKibben this week as the hydrocarbon world’s biggest festival, a Davos for carbon energy executives. Here are our action highlights from the week.

CERAWeek update: Ukrainian Energy Expert and Activist formally delivers concerns to US Officials over Energy, Ukraine and Climate
Press Release

6 March, 2023 // CERAWeek Energy Conference, Houston, Texas

High-ranking Biden Administration officials including John Kerry, Presidential Envoy for Climate, and John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy, are in Houston at the major CERAWeek Energy Conference, planning for the global energy system of the future. 

Svitlana Romanko has just presented a list of concerns and requests for cooperation to Biden Administration officals
Campaign Updates

To:  Jennifer M. Granholm 
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585

John Podesta
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500

Hon. John Kerry
United States Department of State
2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520

World’s largest energy conference denies registration to Ukrainian clean energy advocate Svitlana Romanko
Press Release

CERAWeek, Houston, Texas - In an unexpected and unexplained turn of events, Svitlana Romanko, the Ukrainian Environmental Lawyer and award winning peace, climate and clean energy advocate was banned from the major CERAWeek Energy Conference in Houston, where discussions on the future of the globe’s energy system are taking place.

Dirty Energy Lobby Fuels Up To Influence Politicians at USA Energy Executives Event: CERAWeek

By Svitlana Romanko, Director and Founder of Razom We Stand

While CERAWeek 2023 has the motto: "Navigating a Turbulent World: Energy, Climate and Security", nowhere is it mentioned in the agenda that actually energy self-reliance, based on decentralized clean energy, is the best way for a country to achieve energy security. 

Five reasons why the US and the EU should impose a full embargo on Russian fossil fuels

The oil cap for Russian oil is not working: compliance is not enforced, sanctions are violated, and Russia still earns approximately 560 million euros daily from fossil fuel exports, with the European shipping industry still being the primary source of this income. There is no other way to stop the war: a full embargo on Russian oil and gas is needed, now.

Oleg Savytskyi, campaign manager of the NGO "Razom We Stand"

Solution against war in Ukraine: replacing russian fossil fuels with renewable energy
Press Release

Kyiv, Ukraine - One year into the fight, and the world is looking for solutions instead of continual reports of war. But now a ray of light is offered by a new 5-point "Manifesto for a New Ukraine and a New World", launched by Ukrainian group Razom We Stand. The lofty goal? To end the war by drying up putin's war machine with a new global campaign for a full embargo on exports of all Russian fossil fuels and accelerated clean energy transition.

Ukrainian call for G7 leaders to act at 1-Year of invasion: Japanese and Ukrainian groups demand Japan to end purchase of russian energy exports
Press Release

Tokyo, Japan / Kyiv, Ukraine // February 24, 2023, marks one year since the russian invasion of Ukraine, and it's time for the G7 to act. The people of Ukraine are suffering tremendously from the damage of the fossil fuel funded russian military invasion. We call on the russian government to stop the war immediately, and on the rest of the world, especially Japan as it leads the G7 this year, to sever its ties with the russian fossil fuel business that is funding this war.

Razom We Stand, Global Witness and climate groups demand full embargo on the export of Russian oil
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Kyiv, London, Berlin, Budapest

One year on from Russia’s illegal full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the price cap on Russian oil isn’t working. Governments should scrap the cap and institute a ban on the trade of Russian oil.  

Razom We Stand launches RE-Energy Communications Network in Ukraine
Press Release

Kyiv, 23 February 2023 // RAZOM WE STAND, a non-governmental organization that internationally demands a full and comprehensive embargo on Russian fossil fuels, a seizure of funds and assets of the Russian fossil fuel industry and their use as a source of funding for the green reconstruction of Ukraine, is launching the RE-Energy Communications Network. This is an open informal platform for interaction of all actors working on solutions for energy independence of Ukraine and Europe, a transition to clean energy and countering Russia's energy terror. 

"Bloody Balance 2022": NGO action at the Wintershall Dea annual press conference
Press Release

Press invitation
- Protest action with photo & video opportunity 
- Thursday, 23.2.2023, 9:00 a.m., Berlin Office: Wintershall Dea, Neustädtische Kirchstraße 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany

It's 1-year of Ukraine war, but Ukrainian group Razom We Stand has been actively achieving results for peace and climate
Press Release

Kyiv, Ukraine - The tragic one year anniversary of the war in Ukraine is approaching. In the first days of the horrific russian invasion of Ukraine, Svitlana Romanko, Ukrainian environmental lawyer and climate campaigner, was driven to establish the Stand With Ukraine campaign on March 4, 2022. This campaign launched with a letter demanding that world leaders end the global fossil fuel addiction that finances putin’s war.

Where We Stand After a Year of Fruitful Work (Part Two)

Razom We Stand is now well-established as the main voice against fossil fuel dictators and war profiteers. This piece builds on our earlier article that focused on our organization’s work in the framework of the UN Climate Summit COP27 and the green transition of Ukraine. 

Where We Stand After a Year of Fruitful Work (Part One)

In the first days of the horrific russian invasion of Ukraine, Svitlana Romanko, Ukrainian environmental lawyer and climate campaigner, was driven to establish the Stand With Ukraine campaign on March 4, 2022. 

As the fossil-fueled invasion in Ukraine approaches one year, Ukraine group demands tightening of embargo on russia
Press Release

Kyiv, Ukraine - As the tragic 1-year anniversary of russia's war comes on 24 February, Ukrainian Climate group Razom We Stand demands that concrete measures be taken to restrict exports of fossil fuels from the aggressor state and to keep russian oil and gas buried in the ground. The russian fossil fuel industry has to be eliminated from global markets in order to halt financial support for putin's war efforts. Specifically, weaknesses in existing embargoes and sanctions must be tightened.

COP28: Ukraine Climate group slams Greenwashing of Big Oil at Climate Summit; says UN is failing the world
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Greenwashing by Big Oil at the summit shows UN is failing its main mandates on peace and climate

By greenwashing big oil the UN is failing on its primary mandates - on peace and climate

Razom We Stand shares universal grave concerns of climate activists and civil society over the decision by UN to grant the presidency over the next UNFCCC climate change conference COP28 in UAE to sultan Al Jaber, the head of the world’s 12th largest oil producer - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.