On behalf of Ukraine, I`m happy to welcome all the honored participants of the Conference!
First of all, I wanna say hats off to countries, thanks which world energy market has changed and renewables have become noncompetitive future for the whole planet. I do want my country become a part of this future.
Ukraine is still at the very beginning of the path on building the balance between traditional sources of energy and Renewable ones. According to REN21 expert estimation Ukraine has a huge potential for green energy development and I do believe that we`ll succeed to implement it in the nearest future. One of the essential tasks for Ukraine remains the integration into EU energy system.
Paris Agreement has made one important thing in the development of mankind. It effaced the borders between states and peoples for achievement of a joint and very important goal - to hand over the Earth to the next generations in a safe condition. And what is happening here today in Berlin is a part of this work.
I do thank organizers for the invitation. I`m confident, the exchange of knowledge, technologies and strategies between countries will extremely speed up "greening" of the world economy. Achievement of common goals is possible only with joint participation without borders and restrictions.
Yesterday I received a plenty of positive impressions during the awards to start-ups. The enthusiasm of these innovators and the results of their work confirm that the process of transformation won`t stop and soon we`ll see green cities, green economies that become common for the world. After all, the stone age ended not because the stones had run out. Innovations and technologies open a new century of responsible attitude to our Home - the Earth.