Within the framework of the European Union-funded EU4Environment programme (2019-2023), UNECE is assisting the Eastern Partnership countries, including the Republic of Moldova, in comprehensive capacity-building and institutional building on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and in finalizing legal reforms in this area.
Meeting objectives, expected outputs and outcomes:
• To promote sound application of the SEA and EIA (including transboundary EIA) in the Republic of Moldova in line with the European Union’s Directives on SEA and on EIA, the Espoo Convention and the UNECE Protocol on SEA
• To provide initial training on the envisaged quality control mechanisms for SEA and EIA
• To leverage discussion on the application of the amended Law on EIA and of the amended Law on SEA in relation to the Quality Control
• To introduce the complete draft Guidelines for Quality Control and receive inputs for their finalization
The meeting will gather around 50 participants from central and subordinated authorities responsible for/involved in SEA and EIA, including different line ministries, Ministry of Environment, Environment Agency and health authorities, as well as NGOs, experts, and academia that mainstream SEA and EIA courses in their program studies.