Supporting Moldova’s National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process

Status: Active
Duration: 2013 - 2017
Budget: 1,120,237 USD
Coverage: Republic of Moldova
Beneficiaries: Decision-makers and public servants of branch ministries, Government and the State Chancellery, planners at district and local levels; NGOs and community organizations, including women's associations and community initiative groups; Vulnerable groups, such as boys and girls, the elderly and people with disabilities; Public servants and researchers from State Hydrometeorological Service of Moldova and relevant academic institutions; Indirect beneficiaries include the population of the Republic of Moldova, currently 3.56 million, of which 51.9% women, 16.2% of children aged 0-14 years, 14.8% elderly over 60 years, and 58.3% rural residents.  
Focus Area: Climate Change, Environment & Energy
Project Manager: Ala Druta, adapt@clima.md
Partners: Service of Civil Protection and Emergency Situations, Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Academy of Sciences, civil society, mass-media
Project Document: Supporting Moldova’s National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process

Project Summary:

The project aims to ensure that Moldova has a system and capacities in place for medium to long term adaptation planning and budgeting contributing to reduced vulnerability of the population and key sectors to the impacts of climate change by supporting Moldova to put in place its National Adaptation Plan process contributing to and building upon existing development planning strategies and processes and to implement priority adaptation actions.

Objectives:

  • Support Moldova in putting in place its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process building upon existing development planning strategies and processes and contributing to the implementation of priority adaptation actions;
  • Develop the institutional and policy framework for medium to long-term gender-sensitive adaptation planning and budgeting;
  • Strengthen the institutional and technical capacities for iterative development of comprehensive NAP;
  • Implementation of adaptation interventions in priority sectors, including demonstration projects at the local level and catalyze their replication and extension.

Expected results:

  • Institutional and policy frameworks for medium- to long-term adaptation planning and budgeting strengthened;
  • Institutional and technical capacities for iterative development of comprehensive NAP strengthened;
  • Adaptation interventions in priority sectors implemented including demonstration projects at a local level to catalyze adaptation replication and upscaling.

Accomplishments:

  • Extensive support was provided to the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment in preparing the draft Government Decision on Establishment of the Cross-sectoral Multi-stakeholder Climate Change Coordination Mechanism, including Monitoring&Verification Framework on Climate Actions and budgets;
  • Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) actions were mainstreamed into 4 sectors resulting in the Forestry Adaptation Strategy, Health Adaptation Strategy and CCA recommendations were made available for the transport and energy sectors;
  • CCA actions were incorporated into the Action Plan of the approved Moldova Gender Equality Strategy 2020;
  • Appropriate actions and guidelines were developed to advocate for CCA mainstreaming into Moldova’s national budgeting process;
  • Mainstreaming of CCA into district level socio-economic development strategies was ensured in Singerei, Falesti, Nisporeni, Calarasi, Basarabeasca and Leova;
  • Innovative adaptation pilot projects were piloted in 7 districts of Moldova covering the sectors of energy, agriculture and water;
  • Data management and the quality of the meteorological and hydrological services of State Hydro-meteorological Service (SHS) were improved through advanced training courses on weather performance analysis, forecasting and nowcasting methods, user of the radar and satellite operational images and use of numerical models, and also through the upgraded website of the SHS; 
  • Extensive support was provided to the SHS to become a member of EUMetNet network - an online platform for Europe’s national weather services, supporting the national early warning capacity.
Years Budget Delivery
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria
2013 10,455 USD 10,455 USD
2014 171,391 USD 171,391 USD
2015 481,955 USD 481,955 USD
2016 323,240 USD 323,240 USD
2017 133,196 USD  

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