UABio participated in the TNA project: technology needs assessment in Ukraine. First report is published Six experts of Bioenergy association of Ukraine participated in the TNA project. Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) is a set of country-driven activities leading to the identification, prioritisation and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The TNA project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP DTU Partnership on behalf of the Global Environment Facility. Project implementation period in Ukraine: 2018-2020Project Coordinator in Ukraine: Department of Climate Change and Ozone Conservation of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.Coverage of the whole project: 70 countriesDuration of the whole project: 2005-2020Budget: USD 20 millionThe TNA project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP DTU Partnership on behalf of the Global Environment Facility. Acknowledging the importance of technological change in reducing emissions and stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of GHGs, Technology Needs Assessments were directly referenced in the Paris Agreement and helping developing countries conduct effective Technology Needs Assessments and implement Technology Action Plans has become instrumental to the UNFCCC process. Within the initial phase of the project, priority technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ukraine in agriculture and waste management have been identified. According to the results of the evaluation, the most relevant technologies for use in Ukraine are: - in the agricultural sector: Production of biogas from animal manure (available in Ukrainian) Production and use of solid biofuels from agricultural residues (available in Ukrainian) - in the waste management sector: Methane collection at municipal solid waste landfills (MSW) with energy productionlandfills (MSW) with energy production (available in Ukrainian) Mechanical-biological treatment of waste with the production of biogas (anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of MSW) with energy production (available in Ukrainian) Mechanical-biological waste treatment with alternative fuel production (SRF) for the cement industry (available in Ukrainian) Aerobic treatment (digestion) of sewage sludge (available in Ukrainian) For each technology, an information card was created with structured information on technology characteristics, technology impact on Ukraine's development, financial needs and costs. Information cards are available for viewing at the links above. Six UABio experts participated in the evaluation: - in the agricultural sector: Geletukha Georgii, Ph.D., Chairman of the board of UABio Drahniev Semen, Ph.D., Member of the UABio expert council Epshtein Yurii, Member of the UABio audition committee Kucheruk Petro, Ph.D., Member of the UABio expert council - in the waste management sector: Geletukha Georgii, Ph.D., Chairman of the board of UABio Yurii Matveev, Ph.D., Member of the UABio board, Member of the UABio expert council, TNA Expert (waste management sector) Sokol-Cherilovskiy Sergey, member of the UABio expert council A full list of Project experts from Ukraine and more information is available here.TNA Project International Website The results will be presented at a roundtable, which will be organized in Kyiv at the end of August for all interested parties.