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Communities in the Republic of Moldova Ramp Up Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change

In light of the increasingly apparent changes in climate and their impact on human life and the environment, seven communities in the Republic of Moldova have taken the initiative to localize the necessary adaptation measures to confront this global challenge. These localities are Andrușul de Jos (Cahul), Bașcalia (Basarabeasca), Ciutești/Nisporeni, Bahmut (Calarasi), Dărcăuți (Soroca), Rădoaia (Singerei), and Bălășești (Singerei).

Climate change induced by human activity has become an urgent issue with significant consequences for our lives, including water resources, soil, biodiversity, food security, and water supply. These consequences are particularly felt in rural communities, which rely heavily on agriculture for sustenance and income.

As part of this endeavor, a team of national experts, Gheorghe Stegarescu and Nina Lozinschi, worked closely with the mayors of these communities to present and consult on Action Plans for Climate Change Adaptation.

Between August 21 and 24, these plans were presented and discussed in open consultation with local councilors and their respective communities. This consultation was a crucial step to ensure transparency and community involvement in the process of adapting to climate change.

The next crucial step is the approval of these action plans for climate change adaptation by the local councils of each community. This represents a significant move towards implementing concrete measures to protect our communities from the impact of climate change.

These community efforts align with the global commitment to combat climate change, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Paris Agreement. The Republic of Moldova, through initiatives like this, contributes to global efforts to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

These actions were carried out under the project "Integration of adaptation in planning processes to reduce vulnerability to climate change at the central and local level in the agricultural sector of the Republic of Moldova", implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, with the financial support of the Green Climate Fund."

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