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GIS Project Inauguration Ceremony in Ukraine

February 28, 2011
 NEDO attended on February 24, 2011, an inauguration ceremony for the Insulation Improvement Project for Public Facilities, the very first project implmentation based on the Green Investment Scheme (GIS)* , of which implmentation is agreed between NEDO and the State Environmental Investment Agency (SEIA; formerly NEIA)) of Ukraine. The project site is a hospital for retired military personnel, located in Simferopol City, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

 The attendees for the ceremony included NEDO Executive Director Ueda, Crimea's Prime Minister Vasyl Dzharty, Deputy Minister Dmitry Mormul of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources as well as Head of SEIA Sergii Orlenko, and a number of relevant personnel. The ceremony commenced with unveiling of a memorial board by Executive Director Ueda and Prime MInister Dzharty, which commemorates the inauguration. Executive Director Ueda commented in front of many reporters that the GIS aims to bolster Ukraine's envrionmental protection efforts and further development of cooperative relationship between Ukraine and Japan in the industrial field is expected through the promotion of the GIS Projects including this energy saving Insulation Improvement Project. Prime Minister Dzharty then stated that the people at the hospital are very delighted with the improved insulation in the building expressing gratitude for Japan and that he hopes that further implementation of effective GIS Projects to be carried on. NEDO will continue expeditious implementation of joint projects for environmental protection in Ukraine in close cooperation with SEIA.

*Green Investment Scheme (GIS): a mechanism in the framework of international emission trading, under Article 17 of the Kyoto Protocol, which designates the use of proceeds from an Assigned Amount Unit (AAU) transfers for greenhouse gas emission reduction and other environmental projects.

  • Scene of the inauguration ceremony in Ukraine
    GIS Project inauguration ceremony in Ukraine