Workshop: Good governance for a nature-positive and climate-neutral recovery of Ukraine

This workshop will address good governance in the context of Ukraine's triple challenge: how to recover from the impact of Russia's attacks while adapting to and addressing climate change and nature loss.

In the next months and years, the Ukrainian government and authorities, foreign donors, financial institutions and the private sector will determine how billions of euros are invested for Ukraine's post-war reconstruction. Those decisions must be made with an eye to the future – climate- and nature-positive and with solid governance principles. This implies transparent and inclusive decision-making.

The workshop aims to flesh out how governance issues jeopardise sustainable natural resource use in Ukraine and identify mechanisms for future-oriented private- and public-sector investments. It brings together representatives from multiple stakeholder groups, including government authorities, policymakers, civil society and the private sector.

The results will inform the upcoming Ukraine Recovery Conferences in London later this year and in Germany in 2024, as well as other similar events.

Spaces for in-person attendance are limited to 100. Online participation is available. 

Agenda (times in CEST)

10:00: Opening remarks

  • Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, Member of the European Parliament
  • Irene Lucius, Regional Conservation Director, WWF Central and Eastern Europe
  • Juhani Grossmann, Team Leader Green Corruption, Basel Institute on Governance

10:05: Keynotes

  • Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine
  • Teresa Czerwińska, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank

10:20: Panel 1: Governance issues in the field of natural resource use in Ukraine

  • Alina Sokolenko, Chairman of Association of Sustainable Development Experts
  • Amanda Cabrejo Le Roux, Environmental Crime Specialist, Basel Institute on Governance
  • Bastian Veigel, Programme Director at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Svitlana Kolomiyets, Adviser to the Head of the State Agency for Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine; Adviser to the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine
  • Anna Paterson, International Development Consultant, The Policy Practice
  • Moderator: Juhani Grossmann

11:40 Panel 2: Good governance mechanisms to ensure a sustainable recovery in Ukraine

  • Mustafa Nayyem, Head of the State Agency for Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine
  • Christine Toetzke, Director for European Union and Multilateral Development Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Reiner Perau, CEO, German Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
  • Iryna Stavchuk, Ukraine Program Manager, European Climate Foundation
  • Moderator: Viola von Cramon-Taubadel

12:40: Agreeing on key messages to take forward to the Ukraine Recovery Conference 2023

  • Moderator: Irene Lucius

12:55: Outlook and farewell

Workshop: good governance for a nature-positive and climate-neutral recovery of Ukraine
Start date
26 May 2023
End date
26 May 2023
Basel Institute on Governance, WWF Central and Eastern Europe, Member of the European Parliament Viola von Cramon-Traubadel