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 | October 2023

Preliminary Legal Study

Roadmap for a climate-neutral, sustainable Ukrainian energy sector and its role in an integrated EU energy market.
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Abstract

The postwar reconstruction of Ukraine will rely on sustainable, low-carbon development, which will in turn require a substantial shift in the country’s legislative and regulatory frameworks. This preliminary legal study aims to elaborate legal recommendations for policymakers that will support a new energy system design based on the implementation of the EU energy acquis and eventually assure a just, stable, diversified, and green energy market. Ensuring a regulatory environment that stimulates investments, perhaps through frameworks that (temporarily) fall short of full EU membership, is another priority.

This publication is part of a triptych of preliminary studies – technical, financial, and legal – that make up the first stage of the Ukraine Energy Roadmap offered by the Europe-Ukraine Energy Transition Hub. A fourth text presenting the joint conclusions and recommendations from the three studies is published in parallel.

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Suggested citation:
IKEM: Preliminary Legal Study. Roadmap for a climate-neutral, sustainable Ukrainian energy sector and its role in an integrated EU energy market. 2023.