Many stakeholders from Ukraine, the European Union and around the globe, including just-in-time working groups, international financing institutions and the private sector, are currently engaged in “Made in Ukraine” green reconstruction agenda. The challenges are colossal.
Half of Ukraine’s power generation infrastructure has been destroyed or badly damaged. It makes little sense to reconstruct a tangled web of centralized energy distribution networks. Rather the emerging consensus among key players is for decentralized area-specific clean energy solutions that can be built quickly, secure energy independence and offer less vulnerability to attacks by aggressors.
Equally important, energy inefficient buildings have been destroyed beyond repair in many entire cities and/or districts. Interdisciplinary international groups are in place to plan the rebuilding of communities respecting circular economy and energy efficient criteria and Ukrainian architectural history. These strategies call for using up to 90% of the rubble to minimize emissions during the construction process and the manufacturing of building materials.
Regarding farming equipment and practices, drones conceived, manufactured and precision operated in Ukraine, along with imports, positions Ukraine to be a world leader in applying drones for agricultural tasks without the need for heavy equipment and airplane dust spraying.
As well, green steelmaking, critical minerals and many other possibilities will be integrated into the transition.
No guarantees, but all pertinent players are readying in sync for the humongous tasks ahead.