The Energy Transparency Association was established in 2009 with the aim of joining the efforts of Ukrainian civil society organizations in promoting international standards of openness and accountability in the energy sector. Its members are working to increase transparency in the extraction of oil, coal, natural gas, refractory clays, quartz sand, building stone, iron ore, titanium and manganese ore, as well as in the transportation of natural gas and oil, for the efficient management of natural resources and protection environment.
Since 2014, the organization has joined the global mining disclosure movement “Publish What You Pay”.
Despite the political situation in the country, the Energy Transparency Association is actively cooperating with the government to implement mandatory disclosure legislation, which obliges mining companies to publish their payments to the government and local communities.
During the EITI Board meeting in Addis Ababa on October 16-17, 2019 the Board considered the Ukraine’s exceptional circumstances and granted the adapted implementation with respect to coverage of extractive industries in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblast and the Crimea in the 2018 and 2019 EITI Reports, considering challenges with data collection from the conflict zone in the east of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea by the Russia.
Since 2019, participates in the development and implementation of the electronic platform of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) for Ukraine.
The mission of the coalition in Ukraine is to create a network of professional responsible organizations and a pool of experts that are capable of implementing the EITI.
Key priorities of the coalition:
- Strategic support to communities in mining regions;
- Activation of youth in the mining regions;
- Advocacy for the implementation of legislation on information disclosure;
- Development of the potential of participants and partners of the Association “Energy Transparency”.