Konnov & Sozanovsky acted as a legal partner of the 3rd Ukrainian Business Summit on Climate Change: Energy in Focus, organized jointly by the United Nations Office and Global Compact Network Ukraine with the support of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
On the 23rd of March 2011 Managing Partner of Konnov & Sozanovsky Aleksey Ivanov made the report focused on the core legal issues of partnerships between business and local authorities and other stakeholders for "greening" the economy within the framework of the session “Green" solutions at all stages of production cycle”.
Alexey Ivanov said: “Energy efficiency is a milestone for the potential development of Ukrainian competitive economy. The first step in this process is to reform the Ukrainian law policy and legislation in the scope of energy-saving technologies”.
The summit featured a special event - Public Debates on topic “Can the city/community be sustainable and grow? Finding answers for Ukraine”. Government officials, representatives of national and international companies, reputable public sector experts discussed advantages and pitfalls of the partnerships in solving environmental issues and increasing energy efficiency, and whether sustainability concept can be combined with economic development in the Ukrainian context and what is more of the priority for the country.