Ukraine officials pick weakest option for INDC as EU-backed advisers distance themselves from process

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September 11 — carbon-pulse.com

Ukraine is set to submit an INDC enabling its GHG emissions to rise around 40% above current levels over the next 15 years after officials opted to recommend the weakest of four tabled options, according to two sources close to the process.

An inter-ministerial panel chose to recommend Ukraine sets the goal, expressed as not exceeding 60% of 1990 level emissions by 2030, the sources said, asking not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.

The recommendation came despite EU-backed advisers Clima East withdrawing its name from all four of the options and tabling its own deeper target, according to a document seen by Carbon Pulse.

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