Environmental Performance Reviews: Republic of Moldova

Third review

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The present publication contains the third Environmental Performance Review of the Republic of Moldova. The review takes stock of the progress made by the Republic of Moldova in the management of its environment since the country was reviewed in 2005 for the second time. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the second review. This second EPR also covers 10 issues of importance to the country related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular agriculture, sustainable management and protection of water resources, waste management, climate change, and biodiversity and protected areas. The publication is aimed at officials and experts working for public authorities responsible for environmental policy, representatives of civil society, the business community, academia and the media.



Climate change adaptation and mitigation

The Republic of Moldova has ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol. As a non-Annex I party, the country has no commitments to reduce GHG emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Since 2005, the most important developments in the Republic of Moldova regarding climate change are the preparation of the Second National Communication, the negotiations since 2010 of an Association Agreement with the EU that contains a chapter on climate change and the country’s ratification of the Energy Community Treaty4 in 2010.


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