The Energy Community Secretariat participated in a video conference dedicated to presenting a set of recommendations on the harmonization of Moldova’s legislation with key EU climate directives and an action plan to achieve this goal developed by experts contracted by EU4Climate and the Secretariat.
One of the key priorities highlighted was for Moldova to put in place an Emissions Trading Scheme for greenhouse gases as soon as possible in line with its commitments under the Association Agreement. The Secretariat is supporting this work by conducting a study on carbon pricing design in the Energy Community. The study’s recommendations will be available later this year.
At the opening of the conference, Director Janez Kopač said: “It is paramount that Moldova stays on course in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 crises. The Roadmap unveiled today will guide Moldova in upgrading its climate and energy policies first and foremost for the benefit of its citizens. As the Energy Community Secretariat, we are fully committed to supporting Moldova in these endeavours, especially in the context of the development of its 10-year National Energy and Climate Plan. In this respect, we would also like to express our appreciation to Moldova for submitting its updated Nationally Determined Contribution as the first Energy Community Contracting Party and as the fourth country on the globe to do so! The different climate and energy planning processes when properly aligned will be able to steer the low-carbon energy transition.”