EU4Environment - Green Economy

Project Description
The EU4Environment action of the European Union aims to help the six Eastern Partner countries preserve their natural capital and increase people’s environmental well-being, by supporting environment-related action, demonstrating and unlocking opportunities for greener growth, and setting mechanisms to better manage environmental risks and impacts.

The EU4Environment takes into account the enhanced cooperation endorsed as part of “20 Deliverables for 2020” at the Eastern Partnership Summit in November 2017.
The Action is implemented by five international organisations: OECD, UN Environment, UNECE, UNIDO, and the World Bank.
Specific Objective
Actions are clustered around five priority results:

Greener decision-making:
- Support to inter-ministerial policy dialogue platforms on green growth and to the integration of green economy targets and other sustainability issues into planning.
- Assistance with investment needs assessments.
- Support to reform of legislative frameworks of and building implementation capacities for, strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and transboundary environmental impact assessment (EIA) that fully comply with international requirements.
Implemented by: UNECE, UN Environment, and UNIDO (co-ordinator).

Circular economy and new growth opportunities:
- Assistance to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises(SMEs) to integrate sustainability factors in strategic and daily decision-making.
- Promotion of EU concepts and tools related to the Single Market for Green Products.
- Support for the elaboration and implementation of green public procurement policies.
- Tailored assistance to address waste management challenges.
- Technical assistance for reforms in priority green economy sectors(e.g. energy efficiency, agriculture/food, construction, sustainable tourism or regional development).
- Assistance to ecological value-chain and product innovation among SMEs.
Implemented by: UN Environment and UNIDO (co-ordinator).

An environmental level playing field:
- Support to national authorities in establishing ‘smart’ regulations and policy instruments for promoting environmental performance of large enterprises and SMEs.
- Strengthening the effectiveness of compliance promotion and enforcement institutions and instruments to enhance compliance with environmental requirements.
- Assisting national authorities in designing and costing green public investment strategies and programmes.
- Supporting administrative capacity in environmental management.
- Training of a critical mass of key targeted civil servants and other stakeholders.
Implemented by OECD.

Ecosystem services and livelihoods:
- Launching a shared network of protected areas involving EU and neighbouring countries.
- Support for community actions for forest conservation and sustainable use to increase non-timber goods production, energy efficiency related to biomass.
- Actions to limit the trade in illegal timber.
- Support for the identification and development of innovative financing schemes for sustainable management of ecosystem services.
Implemented by the World Bank.

Knowledge sharing and coordination:
- Strategic communication activities to raise visibility of actions.
- Regional coordination of different elements of the initiative.
- Monitoring of progress with integration of economic and environmental goals, and development of reports based on Green Growth Indicators.
Implemented by OECD in co-operation with all Partners.

Expected Results
By bringing together environmental and economic actors, the "EU4Environment" initiative helps to deliver policy and legislative changes, making planning and investment greener, stimulating the uptake of innovative technologies, adopting new business models, and creating green jobs. It also promotes better environmental governance, improved management of protected areas and forests, and sustainable trade.
Project documents
Meeting of the Inter-ministerial Working Group on the promotion of Sustainable Development and Green Economy
Webinar on Promotion of Sustainable Public Procurement in the Republic of Moldova
Raising Awareness Workshop on the Application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the Republic of Moldova, 23 April 2021
Meeting of the Inter-ministerial Working Group on the promotion of Sustainable Development and Green Economy, National Implementation Committee (NIC) for EU4Environment Republic of Moldova, 12 February 2021, 10.00-12.30 (EET, Chisinau time)
6th High Level National Round Table “GREEN ECONOMY - Made in Moldova: From Green Economy to the European Green Deal”, Chisinau, Moldova, 29 January 2021
EU4Environment Workshop on Eco-labelling, 18 December 2020
The Regional meeting for Eastern Partnership countries on implementing a Best Available Techniques (BAT), 16.11.2020
Workshop on the National Environmental Funds for Promoting Green Investments, 29.10.2020
Subregional Workshop on the Practical Application of Strategic Environmental Assessment and Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment
Meeting of the Inter-ministerial Working Group on the promotion of Sustainable Development and Green Economy, National Implementation Committee (NIC) for EU4Environment, Second meeting, 11 September 2020
EU4Environment virtual consultations between MARDE and OECD on the capacity building of the NEF, 19 June 2020
Meeting of the National Implementation Committee for EU4Environment in Moldova, 14.02.2020
5th National High-level Round Table “Green Economy. Made in Moldova”, 31 January 2020
Awareness raising workshop on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) application in the Republic of Moldova, 01.11.2019
Signing of the Memorandum on Collaboration between MARDE and Academy of Public Administration, 5 June 2020
National Launch of the EU4Environment Action in the Republic of Moldova, 12 April 2019
Virtual Country Consultations, with the participation of the European Commission, Implementing Partners and the State secretaries from MEI and MARDE, EU4Environment NFPs. 29 May 2020
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Priority Area:
Environment & climate change
EaP Countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine
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EU Project Number:
387-398, 404-254 & 421-449

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