Environment and Energy

Environmental degradation, pollution and unsustainable use of natural resources are a significant concern for Moldova’s development agenda. The economic, social and health costs of environmental degradation and deteriorated infrastructure are high, while economic growth will further increase pressure on the environment and natural resources.

UNDP is assisting the Government in its efforts towards increasing coherence with the EU acquis and improving compliance with commitments under the main Multilateral Environment Agreements to which Moldova is a party. Priority areas of intervention are climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster risk management, renewable energy and energy efficiency, biodiversity conservation and chemicals management. more


Renewable energy —biomass, sun, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric — provides substantial benefits for environment, health, and economy. Photo: UNDP/Valeriu Corcimari

Our Stories

  • Ludmila Abramciuc is the first woman in Moldova managing briquetting enterprise. She received high-performing biofuel production equipment via leasing mechanism from EU-UNDP Energy and Biomass Project. Photo: Mihail Maciuca/UNDP Moldova

    Green energy creates new opportunities for women

    Overwhelmed by daily chores, having to cope with the challenges of being a mother of twochildren and an excellent wife, Ludmila Abramciuc from the town ofmore

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  • In Moldova, a new generation is learning to advocate the benefits of sustainable, efficient energy. Photo: Mihai Maciuca/UNDP Moldova

    The Better Business of Clean Energy

    Moldova’s move towards renewable energy supplies has brought a boom in the biomass fuel business. Since the fuel is relatively clean and inexpensive, it’s a triplemore

Projects and Initiatives

Moldova Energy and Biomass Project (Phase 2)

The Energy and Biomass Project aims to contribute to a more secure, competitive and sustainable energy production in the Republic of Moldova. more

Improving Coverage and Management Effectiveness of the Protected Area System

The Protected Area System (PAS) aims to enhance the coverage and management effectiveness of the protected area system of Moldova by piloting - within the broader framework of the National Environmental Network - the establishment of the first National Park in Moldova. more

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Towards Equitable and Sustainable Development for All, 2007-2011

The publication “UNDP Moldova: Towards Equitable and Sustainable Development for All” takes stock of the key results and achievements of UNDP’s work in Moldova during 2007-2011 and presents the priorities of the new country programme for 2013-2017.

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