Ukraine will monitor the implementation of the plan to reduce emissions from thermal power plants, thermal power plants and large coal-fired boilers.
This is stated in the draft resolution on the timely implementation of the emission reduction plan, which was supported by the Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Housing, Energoreforma reports.
The document proposes to oblige the government to ensure the timely implementation of the National Emission Reduction Plan for coal-fired CHPs and large boilers.
At the same time, by the end of 2021 the Cabinet of Ministers is obliged to prescribe a clear mechanism for financing the National Plan, explain to the public and business the peculiarities of financing the installation of filters and equipment for monitoring emissions, and approve Ukraine's energy strategy until 2050.
"Ukrainians want and have the right to breathe clean air, not toxic emissions from TPPs," said Lesia Vasylenko, the author of the draft resolution, MP. It has been four years since the national plan was implemented, but there are still no mechanisms for financing it or a clear strategy for the future of the coal industry. "
The parliamentarian also noted that, according to estimates by the World Health Organization, Ukraine is losing up to 6% of GDP in the fight against morbidity and premature mortality from air pollution and is the fourth country in the world in terms of losses. Ukrainians pay UAH 13 billion for the treatment of diseases related to air pollution. According to statistics, in the country 40% of deaths occur from coronary heart disease, 7% - pneumonia, 8% - stroke, 6% - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 7% - lung cancer.