Environment and Climate Change is a priority for Swedish development cooperation in Moldova and the support targets stakeholders from government authorities to civil society. Sida aims to mainstream environment and climate mitigation and adaptation in all contributions.
Sweden supported regional and local authorities in developing local infrastructure for clean water, waste management and energy efficiency through the modernisation of Local Public Services (MLPS) implemented by GIZ. Additionally, Sweden supported the elaboration of a Functional Analysis of the future Environmental Agency, to benefit the population, enabling easier access to public environmental information.
Water security is an important area for Sweden in Moldova, in this regard, Sweden funds the elaboration of an environmental and social impact study of the biggest hydropower complex on Dniester, this river being the main source of drinking water in Moldova. Another project support by Sweden aims at promoting climate resilient practices for households, businesses and communities in 30 localities of Moldova.
The assistance is complemented by regional support to environment and energy infrastructure investments managed by major financial institutions such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank. This includes support to feasibility studies, technical assistance and the grant financing facility E5P (Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environmental Partnership).