EVENT: EU4Environment national conference in Moldova on 5 December

EVENT: EU4Environment national conference in Moldova on 5 December

EU4Environment invites Moldovan industry representatives, experts, and members of the Government to join efforts and discussions on how to turn challenges related to greening the industry into opportunities and long-term benefits.

The national conference in the Republic of Moldova will take place on 5 December, between 08:00 – 16:00, Chisinau time (the location details will be provided shortly). The event will take place in a hybrid format, both in English and Romanian (with simultaneous interpretation). The in-person venue is: Bristol hotel, Congress Hall, 32 Pushkin Street, Chișinău.

To attend the event, please register in advance here: https://bit.ly/49HBPP6

The event is open to national stakeholders engaged in green economic development in Moldova (including Government agencies and relevant institutions), as well as representatives of industrial enterprises, businesses, experts in the fields of engineering and energy, members of academia, NGOs and representatives of the SMEs taking part in different components of the EU4Environment Action. The tentative number of participants is about 60 persons.

The conference will highlight and promote resilience and green growth in Moldovan enterprises by showcasing the benefits of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) in the country’s transition to a green economy. Additionally, the event will provide an opportunity to share experiences on implementing the RECP methodology by Moldova’s Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), present potential synergies and collaboration opportunities within other national and international initiatives, and discuss the national policy on green transition. Specifically, the event will be divided into six sessions:

After the welcoming remarks, the first session will kick off with the award ceremony dedicated to the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and experts who took part in the UNIDO RECP Demonstration Project under EU4Environment. The ceremony will be followed by a short media briefing and networking break to facilitate experience sharing between the SME representatives and local and national journalists.

The first session will focus on the RECP legacy in Moldova and the national policies and strategies needed to support a green transition. In this case, one of the most directly relevant approaches to improve production and reduce waste within industries is the introduction of RECP. Concretely, the experiences within the RECP Demonstration Companies, Clubs, and Business plans will be showcased during the second session. These will further feed into the discussion of the third session, where national and international partners will present means to facilitate green support to Moldovan enterprises. Inter alia, these include questions of industrial pollution and emissions, waste and water management, and the requirements of the EU Green Deal, considering the country’s steady EU accession path. In particular, discussions will focus on the new draft Environmental Strategy for 2023-2030 and its contribution to achieving the European environmental objectives. The fifth session reverts attention to the implementation of the Eco-Industrial Parks (EIPs) framework, raising awareness about the learning experiences of two Moldovan pilots, Industrial Park Tracom and Free Economic Zone Valkanes. Their experience is supplemented by the awareness-raising experience of introducing the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology to Moldovan enterprises wishing to access the European Union Single Market for Green Products, as well as the experience of promoting eco-labelling and public procurement in the country. Lastly, the seventh session will be future-oriented and present international plans, future actions, and investments in green-transition solutions in Moldova.

The event is organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as an implementing partner of the EU4Environment Action, and supported in Moldova by its National Implementing Partner, the Organization for the Development of Entrepreneurship (ODA).

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