The online webinar on “Promotion of Sustainable Public Procurement in the Republic of Moldova” took place on 21 May 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 (Chisinau time).
Meeting objectives were to:
- present the key findings of the progress assessment on SPP promotion in the Republic of Moldova since completion of the EaP GREEN project in 2017;
- present and discuss the recommendations on next steps of SPP promotion in the framework of the EU4Environment;
- present and discuss the draft Governmental Decree on implementation of SPP in the Republic of Moldova.
The participants included national stakeholders that are responsible for and/or involved in public procurement processes in the Republic of Moldova, as well as civil society, international community and NGOs.
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 (SPP) is thus emerging as a key policy instrument to support sustainable development and leverage an inclusive green economy transition.
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. 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.
 EU-funded project “Partnership for Environment and Growth” (EaP GREEN project):