Promoting Clean Urban Public Transportation and Green Investment in Moldova

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This report discusses the main results of a project on how an influx of funds could spur development of cleaner public transport, and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in large urban centres in Moldova, by providing an analysis for designing a green public investment programme in this sector. This sector represents an opportunity for Moldova to address key objectives in its environmental and climate-related policies as part of the country’s ambitions to transition to a green economic path of development. The investment programme is also designed to support the modernisation of the urban transport fleet in the country and stimulate the domestic market to shift to modern buses powered by clean fuels. The programme is foreseen to be implemented in two phases: the first covers the cities of Chisinau and Balti and the second extends to areas outside of the initial pilot city centres (pilot city suburbs as well as inter-city transport). These investments are expected to result in significant environmental, public service and socio-economic benefits.




This report presents the main findings and conclusions from the project on “Promoting Green Growth and Low-Carbon Development: Analysis and Support to Policy Dialogue on Key Governance Elements of the Green Economy Concept in Moldova”, implemented as part of a collaboration between the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Republic of Moldova (henceforth, also referred to as Moldova) under the GREEN Action Task Force, for which the OECD provides a secretariat.


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