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.