Developing environmental liability legislation in the Republic of Moldova

The government of the Republic of Moldova is considering revising environmental legislation in the country to increase the liability of polluters for environmental damage.

This report aims to support this process with the experience of the 2004 EU Environmental Liability Directive (ELD), the main law governing environmental liability of polluters in EU countries.  It presents the main features of the ELD and the experience of its implementation in select EU Member States, and describes the existing legislation for environmental liability and damage assessment in the Republic of Moldova. The report identifies the main divergences between Moldova’s legislation and the principles of the ELD – most notably the Polluter Pays Principle – and recommends how these divergences can be removed.

Read the report.

Published on September 22, 2023 inBrochures


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