Climate finance frameworks and climate budgeting discussed under the umbrella of the EU4Climate initiative

Aiming to support Eastern Partnership Countries with building the climate finance frameworks capacities, UNDP organised a two-day workshop on 29-30 June 2021, under the umbrella of the EU4Climate project, in partnership with the European Commission and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. The webinar with over 100 participants discussed public climate finance, and specifically, the concept…

Moldova sets sectoral targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with the support of the European Union

A low-emission national development program was developed by experts from the EU4Climate project, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP, to translate Moldova’s commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement into national development policies. These were expressed in the updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), submitted by the Republic of Moldova in 2020 to the…

Replacing passenger cars with micromobility vehicles: Ukraine’s “White Book on Micromobility”

Micromobility is already a reality of today. The development of effective policies for its use can provide many benefits to society: flexible mobility, reduced emissions in cities, personal financial savings, reduced burden on the transport network, increased equality. Ukrainian cities face an emerging challenge with the new type of personal transport, and different solutions are…

Assessing Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry Potential in Achieving Climate Change Mitigation Objectives in Armenia

A national workshop dedicated to presenting the study for assessing the potential for enhancing removals by sinks and reducing GHG anthropogenic emissions by sources in the land use, land-use change and forestry sector (LULUCF) as part of Armenia’s Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy took place on 11 June 2021. The workshop gathered together officials from…

Revising Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) for Azerbaijan

Climate change has emerged as one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century. Countries’ climate pledges towards the Paris Agreement or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) provide a framework for guiding national action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Workshop on Revising National Determined Contributions (NDC) for Azerbaijan organized by the EU4Climate…

Paving the way to a climate-proof future

The EU and UNDP assist Georgia in drafting the ‘Long-Term Low-Emission Development Strategy 2050’ On the path to achieving a climate-proof future, Georgia is preparing a national strategy for low-emission development. The strategy will focus on transforming the economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, will include specific low-carbon development scenarios for key sectors…

Moldova has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by approx. 69% compared to 1990 and has set ambitious targets for 2030

The Republic of Moldova has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 69% compared to 1990, exceeding by 4% its commitments under the Paris Agreement, included as intermediate targets for 2020. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MADRM) at the policy dialogue “Chisinau to Glasgow: Moldova’s roadmap…

Georgia releases new national climate pledge under Paris Agreement

To accelerate national development that benefits people and the planet, Georgia updated its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), expanding the pledge to reduce its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the updated NDCs, Georgia committed to unconditionally reducing its GHG emissions to 35 percent below its 1990 baseline level (an approximately 16 percent per capita reduction) by…