On March 4, 2020, The Republic of Moldova has submitted its updated NDC to the UNFCCC.
Although responsible for only 0.04-0.05 of global emissions, the Republic of Moldova has enhanced the ambition of its mitigation targets. The NDC presents a comprehensive adaptation component, as well as a gender-responsive approach, a carbon budget and an economy-wide 2030 target. Although international finance is critical for its implementation, the criteria for establishing conditional targets are well established, including World Bank calculations to justify the costs of implementing the mitigation and adaptation goals. The NDC also described a participatory process and governance, is linked with SDGs and presents an MRV system.
According to the Checklist for the NDCs We Want and considering the effort made to enhance ambition, we conclude that The Republic of Moldova’s NDC is an NDC We Want.