Climate

Implementation indicators

 

  • National greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting systems

    National greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting systems

    Legislation transposing Regulation (EU) 525/2013 and a system for policies, measures and projections was adopted in a compliant manner. The Low Emissions Development Strategy is planned to be updated based on the more ambitious targets established in the country’s updated NDC.

  • National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

    National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

    Moldova still needs to develop a legal basis for NECP adoption, officially set up a national working group on NECP development and start drafting.

State of compliance

Moldova updated and submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement to the UNFCCC Secretariat as the fourth country in the world on 4 March 2020. With this second NDC, the country increased the ambition level and committed to unconditionally reduce its GHG emissions by 70% below its 1990 level in 2030 and by up to 88% when receiving technical, financial and technological support from the international community.

The Regulation on the Organisation and Functioning of the National Monitoring and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Other Information relevant to Climate Change transposes Regulation (EU) 525/2013. The Environment Agency of Moldova was designated as the entity responsible for its implementation.

The National System for Reporting on Policies, Measures and Projections is an integral part of it. This assignment also requires collecting, centralizing, validating and processing data and required information for the inventories and reports on atmospheric pollutants and GHG emissions; implementing the provisions of policy documents and international environmental treaties to which Moldova is a party in the field of protection of atmospheric air quality and ozone layer, GHG emissions reductions and adaptation to climate change; and the elaboration and presentation of information on their implementation. The Government plans to update its Low Emissions Development Strategy 2030 based on the more ambitious targets established in Moldova’s updated NDC.

The development of the analytical basis for the NECP started with external modelling support, which delivered the first results in May 2020. Current work focuses on the alignment of results with previous modelling exercises undertaken for the preparation of the Second Biannual Update Report. Consultants will support the upcoming drafting process.