Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Moldova
This factsheet provides information on 2013 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Moldova. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions over time, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.
Moldova’s total GHG emissions in 2013 were 10.37 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), totaling 0.02 percent of global GHG emissions. Moldova’s GHG emissions in 2013 were primarily from activities in the energy sector, which contributed to 74.6 of total emissions. Agriculture was the second highest source of GHG emissions at 14.3 percent. Waste and industrial processes (IP) contributed 13.4 percent and 8.1 percent, respectively. Land use change and forestry (LUCF) activities absorbed 1.09 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), representing a net carbon sink equivalent to 10.5 percent of total gross emissions.
In 2014, Moldova adopted the Environmental Strategy for 2014-2023, which sets a GHG reduction target of 20 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels to be achieved through energy efficiency. In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), submitted to the UNFCCC prior to the Paris Agreement negotiations, Moldova commits to unconditionally reduce its GHG emissions by 64-67 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels through mitigation measures in the energy, IP, agriculture, LULUCF, and waste sectors.
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