The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has resumed work on urban sustainability with the western Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi, through its flagship EBRD Green Cities programme. The cooperation had been on hold since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February.
Khmelnytskyi is one of several Ukrainian cities to have joined the €5 billion EBRD Green Cities programme, to plan a more livable urban space for its more than 280,000 residents.
According to EBRD, during the war, the city has suffered no physical damage but has experienced large inflows of internally displaced people (IDPs), putting a strain on city services.
On 23 June, the EBRD and Khmelnitsky officials renewed work on the Green City Action Plan (GCAP), agreeing to broaden the scope of the plan by adding an assessment of the needs of IDPs living in the city.
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