Kick-off meeting in Ukraine
On March, 19-20 Civil Society Working Group on Climate Change met near the wild forests and bogs of Ichniansky National Nature Part for a kick-off meeting on Climate Forum East II project.
Members of Ukrainian Climate network (called Working Group on Climate Change http://climategroup.org.ua/) and new climate activists gathered together to get more information about activities planned in CFE II project, about possibilities for financial support, as well as to make a joint planning for the next steps for CCA for Ukraine. 23 participants from different cities and regions
shared their ideas and initiatives. Looks like wild nature helped WG members to eleborate a common vision for overall focus of network adaptation work in Ukraine - it'll be focused on urban green areas. Participants also agreed that topic for national policy analysis should cover issues, which could be helpful in advocacy work of CSOs on urban green areas (legislation overview in Ukraine and EU, best practices, and recommendations for key stakefolders).