Pathways towards Decarbonization of the Transport Sector in Moldova

The project focuses on potential pathways for a full decarbonisation of the transport sector in Moldova. With a primary goal of identifying key areas for decarbonization, the project involves forecasting trends, creating climate neutrality scenarios, and proposing measures aligned with EU guidelines. The project is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with Moldova’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development and Ministry of Environment. This project is an individual measure and part of the overarching program “Capacity development for Climate Policy in the countries of Southeast, Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia, Phase III (CDCPIII)”.

Project Objectives

  • Identify priority areas for decarbonization in Moldova's transport sector.
  • Forecast and assess trends over the next 25-30 years.
  • Integrate findings into national planning and actions.

Thematic Priorities and Activities

  • Inventory of the transport sector considering CO2 emissions: Comprehensive report on the current state of the transport sector, emphasizing CO2 emissions
  • Assessment of development trends for the next 25-30 years with a focus on transport: Report forecasting trends in Moldovan transport for the next 25-30 years, highlighting changes in CO2 emissions
  • Development of 3 scenarios to achieve climate neutrality in the transport sector: Documented report presenting three scenarios for achieving climate neutrality in Moldova's transport sector
  • Identification of potential measures for a decarbonization pathways: Comprehensive list and analysis of potential measures for decarbonization, aligned with EU-acquis guidelines
  • Impacts and Costs Assessment: Detailed report on expected impacts and costs of identified measures
  • Creation of a pathway for a climate-neutral transport sector in Moldova: An actionable pathway document outlining steps and strategies for achieving a climate-neutral transport sector in Moldova.

Implementation: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Funders: This individual measure is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The program CDCPIII is commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and co-financed by the Federal Foreign Office (AA) of Germany

Country: Moldova

Political partners:

  • Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIRD), Moldova
  • Ministry of Environment, Moldova.

Duration: 11/2023 – 06/2024

Contact: Armin Wagner (