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Made with Switzerland

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Yuliia ZEMETSKA

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Kyiv

Deputy director of the department of economics at the Bila Tserkva municipality, Kyiv Region

Decent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities And CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate Action

Ukraine ranked 69 out of 152 countries according to the UNIDO Competitive Industrial Index (CIP) in 2020: Ukraine’s economy has experienced the prevalence of low-tech commodity production, the loss of scientific potential and the growing physical depreciation of its main assets.

Switzerland supports Eco-Industrial Park approaches in scaling up resource productivity and improving economic, environmental and social performances of businesses and thereby contributes to Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.

When we first learned about this project to support the development of an eco-industrial park, we immediately decided to join. Both economic development and environmental issues are key priorities for our community. Our municipal enterprise that maintains and repairs airplanes is one of a kind in Ukraine. It is located on a 360-hectare zone that it shares with over 70 other companies. These companies do not communicate with each other and, therefore, they cannot agree on a rational use of electricity, water and heating resources. It is damaging the Ros’ river that flows nearby along the Oleksandriia park, which is one of the most beautiful parks in Ukraine.

The economic development of our community is a priority, so are the environmental issues.

Yuliia ZEMETSKA

We have to protect this asset. Not only for the next generations but also for our green tourism sector to thrive. Having joined the project, we started audits for the companies in order to assess their energy consumption and to propose efficient solutions for saving resources. The majority of entrepreneurs were reluctant to join [the eco-industrial parks initiative] at the beginning. Now they understand that our initiative will improve their working conditions and increase both their efficiency and productivity.

#StandWithUkraine

Since 24th February 2022 As the head of the municipal economic department, I was responsible for the management of material and technical provisions. When the war started, a lot of decisions had to be made fast. I spent days and nights at my work. Electricity supply to our city was disrupted many times. Within a few days I managed to send my daughters to Poland, to the twin city of Bila Tserkva - Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. They are mentally still under stress. Only people who went through the war can understand how deeply it hurts. Soon after the mayor ordered all women to leave so I went to meet my children. Today I am thankful not only for the kindness of all people who surround me but also for the valuable experience I get here. As I have tight connections with the Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski municipality, I see the brilliant results that the decentralisation reform may bring in the long-term. Indeed we were on the right way in Bila Tserkva. Our hard work for the city was already paying off. We just needed more time and investments. Thanks to this new experience I am ready to come back and to exploit the results we already achieved. We have a great motivated team, who now better understands why industrial symbiosis and efficient resource-using are important. They were at the heart of our global eco-industrial park program. Such shocks sort of emphasise the values we work for! Ukraine will win and will prove that the country is worth being a member of the EU. It will bring its added value to the benefit of the whole World.

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