The Republic of Moldova will be able to benefit from new financial sources for projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation02.09.2019 134 Views
GCF's Global Programming Conference was held on 19-23 August 2019 in Songdo, Incheon (Republic of Korea). The event brought together representatives of developing countries to discuss GCF's financial resources, which will be directed to low-emission and climate-resilient projects, in line with the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement.
Our country was represented by Valentina Țapiș, the Secretary of State, the national focal point of the National Designated Authority to the Green Climate Fund, and Ala Druță, the team leader of the project "Support to the Republic of Moldova in the establishment and strengthening the National Designated Authority, development of the strategic framework, and preparation of country programme", implemented by the Climate Change Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment.
Valentina Tapiș mentioned that: "The GCF's Global Programming Conference was a high-level dialogue platform on country programming actions regarding the collaboration with GCF, as well as a communication platform for entities accredited to the Fund, (EBRD, ADA, GIZ, others) in order to demonstrate how they can help countries to achieve their demands, in accordance with the capacities and competences of the states, and for GCF to consider the ways in which they could respond to these demands".
At the same time, the NDA representative has pointed out that within the GCF's Global Programming Conference, a session dedicated to the climate challenges and problems of the region of Eastern Europe and Middle Asia (EEMA) was held. The purpose of the session was to highlight the countries' key needs in order to improve the access to financial resources for climate projects planning and implementation, to support low carbon and climate resilient development, and to share information on priority areas for the engagement with GCF. The session also served as a communication platform for high-level representatives from the EECA region, discussing the challenges faced by the countries.
During the session, the Secretary of State, the representative of GCF NDA in the Republic of Moldova, Valentina Țapiș, presented the ambitions of the Republic of Moldova for the development of the strategic framework of the climate change adaptation national planning.
In the same context, the team leader of the Climate Change Office (MARDE), Ala Druță intervened on the Moldovan country portfolio for the engagement with GCF, referring to the ideas of projects that promote renewable energy resources. During the session, the representatives had the opportunity to share their views on the strategic issues for the engagement with GCF, as reflected in the Country Program.
The delegation of the Republic of Moldova had a bilateral meeting with Pa Ousman Jariu, director of the Program Division of the GCF countries, during which they discussed the country's progress in the engagement with GCF, including the challenges and future plans.
We emphasize that, the Republic of Moldova has the possibility to access the GCF sources both on the climate investment component and on technical assistance through the Readiness Program.
Currently, there are three GCF projects running in the country, of which: 2 investment projects Green Cities and Financing Sustainable Energy implemented by the EBRD, as well as a capacity development project "Support to the Republic of Moldova in the establishment and strengthening the National Designated Authority, development of the strategic framework, and preparation of country programme", implemented by the Climate Change Office.