Country

Moldova

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Moldova.

Country Context

The Republic of Moldova is a land-locked country located in Central Europe in the north-western Balkans. The geographic relief of Moldova is represented by hills and flatland areas, with uplands mostly in the central part of the country. Moldova has an urbanization rate among the lowest in Europe, with the majority of the population concentrated in rural areas. Agriculture is of vital importance to Moldova for employment, rural livelihoods, food security, rural growth and exports. Agriculture is highly climate sensitive, and existing inequalities between rich and poor populations and vulnerable communities within Moldova may be exacerbated as a result of climate change, placing a further strain on institutions, food supply and rural growth.

Despite being one of the countries least responsible for causing climate change, the people of Moldova are already experiencing the impacts of climate change with more frequent droughts, heavy rains and flooding, and other severe weather events. Moldova's Ministry of Environment plays the main role in concluding environmental agreements or joining environment conventions. Moldova ratified the Paris Agreement on June 20, 2017 and the associated Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here.

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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