Promotion of eco-labelling in Moldova

The online event on “Promotion of eco-labelling in Moldova” took place on 14 of December 2021, 14:00-16:00.

Meeting objectives, expected outputs of the webinar were to:

  • present UNEP’s approach on eco-labelling and experience of EU countries.
  • present and discuss the progress of sustainable acquisitions in Republic of Moldova.
  • present and discuss the draft Regulation on eco-labelling in Moldova and of the informative Guideline on eco labelling.


The participants included national stakeholders that are responsible for and/or deal with the eco-labelling issues in Moldova, as well as national authorities and institutions, civil society, international community, and business representatives.


Public procurement, which represents up to 20 per cent of GDP in Eastern European and Caucasus countries, offers a largely untapped opportunity to drive businesses and domestic markets towards innovation and increased sustainability. Shifting that spending towards more sustainable goods and services can generate positive social, environmental, and economic results such as poverty reduction, improved equity, reduced GHG emissions and increased energy and resource efficiency. Sustainable Public Procurement is thus emerging as key policy instrument to support sustainable development and leverage an inclusive green economy transition.

Consumer information tools – such as ecolabelling – can be used by producers to manage their production processes more sustainably and improve their sustainability performance over time. At the same time, consumer information is a tool for consumers to make informed choices around product purchase, use and end of life.

Under the EU-funded “EU4Environment” programme, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) aims to strengthen the capacity of the Republic of Moldova on sustainable public procurement and eco-labelling. This will be achieved through the provision of technical assistance, advisory services and capacity development/trainings to policy makers, procurement practitioners, businesses, and business associations, as well as NGOs and other stakeholders.

Agenda (English | Romanian)


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