The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine initiated the accession
of Ukraine to the Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The relevant draft order of the President of Ukraine drafted by the State
Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine was approved at the
Government meeting on Wednesday.
Being the party to the IRENA statute Ukraine will benefit
from an opportunity to participate in programmes and apply to Abu Dhabi Development
Fund to obtain preferential loans.
Joining the Statute, Ukraine shall obtain access to
information on the use of renewable energy sources, current renewable energy
practices, including policy instruments, incentives, investment mechanisms,
best practices, available technologies, integrated systems and equipment, and
The Statute stipulates for the Agency to provide information
about the development and deployment of national and international technical
standards in relation to renewable energy, thus promoting cooperation between
the parties to the IRENA statute. Another benefit is participation in the IRENA
will afford to get necessary policy advice and assistance, engage in
international discussions on renewable energy policy.