The best practices in the implementation of a long-term low-emission development strategies in the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries were reviewed as part of the regional webinar, organized during 19-20 October 2020 by the EU4Climate Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.
The event was attended by the representatives of the Eastern Partnership member countries, the European Commission, the Energy Community, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, the European Environment Agency and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations.
The participants examined the current situation in the Member States of the European Union, a world leader in combating climate change, with a focus on best practices and the integration of climate change issues into sectorial policies. The Energy Community presented the stages of the National Energy and Climate Plans and the actions planned for next year.
Low-emission development strategies are national instruments for the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement to achieve the target of maintaining global warming below 2/1.5 C by the end of the century.
The Republic of Moldova has initiated the process of updating the Development Strategy with low emissions by 2030 based on updated, more ambitious greenhouse gases reduction targets set in the Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement, presented to the UNFCCC Secretariat in March 2020.
The strategy will be developed with the support of the EU4Climate Project and will address the main sectors responsible for greenhouse gas emissions: energy, industry, agriculture, transport, buildings, forestry and waste management, as well as the actions to be taken within these sectors in order to reach the target of 70% unconditional and 88% conditioned reduction of GHG emissions compared to 1990.