The Reform of Natural Gas Market in Ukraine Fails: Governance Risks at NAK “Naftogaz” and Steady Monopolization

The changes of the constituent documents of “Ukrtransgas” and subsequent subordination of this company to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade could threaten the functioning of the GTS (gas transmission system). It was also a clear evidence of the governance risks importance and their potential impact on the company’s activities and financial performance. Thus,…

Results of the ISS “Green Economy and European Integration” (Report)

REPORT III International Summer School “GREEN ECONOMY AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION” (August 25-28, 2017) Third time in a raw the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ukraine together with Scientific Society of KNEU named after V. Hetman from August 25 to 28 of 2017 have conducted an International Summer School dedicated to the issues of green finance and…

French Green Finance: how does it work

After the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Climatic Agreement in the summer of 2017, the whole world is trying to find a replacement for the leader of the “climate movement”. France is actively trying to become the new one, and there are plenty of reasons for it. What are the features of the…

REFORM CAN`T STAY THE SAME: WHERE IS THE VIRGULE? (short version)

Photo by informat.com.ua Governance risks of the Ukrainian energy companies are once again in the spotlight. This time it`s not about the non-financial reporting and borrowing conditions from the international financial institutions, but about the risks of the entire energy system. This article is available only in Ukrainian version

Results of the ISS “Green Economy and European Integration”

Third time in a raw Centre for BLENDED VALUE studies, Scientific Society of KNEU, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, University of Bremen (Germany), University of Applied Sciences Speyer (Germany), European University Viadrina (Frankfurt, Oder, Germany) have organised the International Summer School dedicated to the issues of green economy and green finance with the title “Green Economy and…

Silent Climate Revolution – Outcome of the G20 Summit

The G20 Summit in Hamburg (Germany) was dedicated to the most important current challenges and risks. It`s not only about stabilisation of the world financial system, but also about energy efficiency improvement and the risks of climate change.  The main question is about how seriously the world leaders are taking into account the recommendations of…