The Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment presented to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC2) of the Republic of Moldova and accompanying information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding with reference to the Paris Climate Agreement.
“We are proud to announce that Republic of Moldova is the fourth country in the world that has succeeded in drafting and submitting to the UNFCCC Secretariat its updated Nationally Determined Contribution. Through the NDC2, we have increased our ambition to unconditionally reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% below its 1990 level in 2030, instead of 64-67% as committed in NDC1,” noted Ion Perju, Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and the Environment.
If the Republic of Moldova will receive technical, financial and technological support from the international community (transfer of environmentally friendly and climate-efficient technologies), the conditional reduction level of greenhouse gas emissions could be up to 88% as compared to the level of the reference year.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment is the Central Public Authority responsible for the implementation of the commitments of the Republic of Moldova under the UNFCCC and the Paris Climate Agreement.
NDC2 was developed with the support of the EU4Climate Regional Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP in six Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine), and was presented for public consultations on 28 January, 2020, within a national consultative workshop with public authorities and other interested institutions, including representatives from the academic sector, civil society organizations, private entities and business associations.
The development of the NDC2 of the Republic of Moldova was supported as part of the UNDP’s global flagship initiative, the Climate Promise that aims to support countries to undertake an inclusive and transparent process to enhance their NDCs by 2020. Currently, UNDP is providing support in 102 countries across the world. The Republic of Moldova is the first country involved in this initiative that has successfully completed and submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat its updated NDC.
NDC1 of the Republic of Moldova was presented on 25 September 2015. Decision 1/CP.21 stipulates that parties whose NDC1 cover the period till 2030 will communicate or update these documents by 2020 and will proceed accordingly every five years thereafter in accordance with Article 4, paragraph 9 of the Paris Climate Agreement.