• M Medvedieva Institute of International Relations of National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv


The article considers the inter linkages and overlaps in climate change regime at the national level. The purpose of this research is to prove that fragmentation in climate change regime at the international level can lead to fragmentation and non-compliance at the domestic level. The author stipulates that the fact that climate change is governed by multiple international regimes affects national laws and policies. The author examines different pieces of Ukrainian legislation relating to combating climate change and draws to the conclusion that Ukrainian law on climate change mitigation and adaptation is sporadic and not coherent, it lacks integrated and systematic governance. All sectoral legal acts on energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, agriculture, protection of the atmosphere, etc. require deep reconsideration in light of Ukrainian international obligations on the climate change mitigation and adaptation. New legislation on monitoring, reporting, and verification of the GHGs emissions in various sectors should be adopted.

Author Biography

M Medvedieva, Institute of International Relations of National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv
Doctor of Law, Professor at the International Law Chair


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