EU4Environment has launched the project on updating the national set of the Green Growth Indicators in the Republic of Moldova.

EU4Environment has launched the project on updating the national set of the green growth indicators in the Republic of Moldova. This work aims to develop an independent monitoring report on progress of the Republic of Moldova towards green growth. It will contribute to the preparation of the new Action Plan for the Programme on the promotion of green economy for the years 2022-2027 and the development of the Environmental Strategy till 2030 by demonstrating the achievements and gaps in green economy promotion in the country and drawing a baseline for the next implementation period.

This project is based on the work done earlier under the EU-funded “EaP GREEN” project (2013-18), under which the OECD supported Moldova in developing a set of national Green Growth Indicators to provide a monitoring basis for the Road Map on Green Economy Promotion in Moldova. The result of this work was the preparation of a report “Measuring the performance of green economic development in the Republic of Moldova”, published in 2017. The repot it is developed by “Expert-Grup” Independent Think-Tank, will be in consultations and published by the end of 2021.

The OECD-based green growth indicators monitor progress towards four objectives: i) establishing a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy; ii) maintaining the natural asset base; iii) improving people’s quality of life; and iv) implementing appropriate policy to realize the economic opportunities of green growth.

Being updated, this list will serve as a basis for assessing the current situation regarding the promotion of the green economy in our country and will be a new starting point for charting the measures of the green transition, including performance indicators from the Program on Promotion of Green Economy for 2022- 2027. The elaboration of this policy document is included in the Government Activity Plan for 2021- 2022, and its elaboration will take place in synergy with the elaboration of the Environmental Strategy 2030. At the same time, it is important to ensure continuity and transparency in collecting, periodically updating and presenting indicators, accessible to the general public on the pages of the responsible institutions. The institutional framework must be clearly established for the indicators that are collected, but also for those that require calculations and analytical evaluation.