How are energy efficiency measures implemented in the context of the Association Agreement? What are greenhouse gases? Which sector produces the most emissions, how can we reduce CO2 emissions, but also what role do young people play in energy efficiency? These are some of the topics of the round table “The role of young people on energy efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions”, held online on 17 February. The event was organised by IDIS „Viitorul” within the project „Efficient public lighting in Călăraşi-Firefly in the heart of forests”. The project is implemented by the local public authority in Călăraşi, in collaboration with IDIS „Viitorul”, with the financial support of the European Union (EU).

The roundtable discussions addressed the commitment of the Republic of Moldova to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030, measures to reduce energy consumption in public institutions and the private sector, but also the role of young people in promoting energy efficiency. The online event brought together young people from Călăraşi district, specialists in public administration, representatives of public institutions from Călăraşi district and civil society.
The energy efficiency sectors are considered a priority by the European Energy Community (EEC), and the EEC Member States have made a number of commitments to be reached by 2020. This is a 20% reduction in annual energy consumption. of renewable energy of 17% of total energy consumption and 10% of electricity. A 25% reduction in CO2 and other emissions is also expected. The Republic of Moldova undertakes to unconditionally reduce, by 2030, greenhouse gas emissions by 70% compared to 1990.
Greenhouse gas emissions contribute to the global phenomenon of climate change. Who are the biggest broadcasters? Which sector produces the most emissions? What is the amount of greenhouse gas emissions per year in the EU? These are just some of the questions that the project manager, Liubomir Chiriac, tried to answer.
In the opinion of the participants, through the contribution and example of each one of using energy efficiently, it will be possible to reduce CO2 emissions for a cleaner and healthier environment.
The round table took place within the energy efficiency project in Călăraşi, implemented with the support of the European Union. The project involves the installation of a 21-kilometer lighting network and the architectural lighting of the History Museum in the city of Călăraşi. As a result, the project will ensure a real saving of 6,500 EUR/year, will reduce CO2 emissions and maintenance and operating costs.
The project „Efficient public lighting in Călăraşi-Firefly in the heart of forests” is implemented by the Călăraşi Town Hall in partnership with IDIS „Viitorul”. The project is funded by the European Union through the European programme “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects (CoM-DeP)”, part of the EU4Energy initiative.
The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
More information: www.EU4Energy.eu