The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
has signed a Decree dated 10 May 2016 No. 200/2016 "The
issues of Ukraine's accession to the Statute of the International
Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)", in which he authorized
Chairman of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and
Energy Saving of Ukraine to submit an
application on joining the IRENA.
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. The Fund’s budget amounts
USD 350 million. Loans to the tune
of USD 98 million have been granted for the implementation
of 11 projects.
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.
Now 144 countries have joined the
IRENA Statute and another
31 countries have applied for membership in the organization.