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The CO-​WANDA project aims at pro­vid­ing inte­grated solu­tions to the real­i­ties of the Danube region by tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the cul­tural, social, eco­nomic and geo­graph­i­cal fea­tures of all the ripar­ian coun­tries rep­re­sented within the con­sor­tium. The goal is to achieve a jointly agreed transna­tional ship waste man­age­ment sys­tem that answers the needs of each coun­try in par­tic­u­lar, while pro­mot­ing a green trans­port mode that shall play a key role in the eco­nomic devel­op­ment of the region.

Based on their areas of exper­tise and inter­ests, the project part­ners from 9 coun­tries (EU and Non-​EU coun­tries) have joined their efforts in an attempt to clar­ify the fol­low­ing aspects regard­ing the nav­i­ga­tion on the Danube:

  1. Find solu­tions to improve the ship waste man­age­ment sys­tem on this inter­na­tional waterway;
  2. Try out dif­fer­ent ship waste col­lec­tion alter­na­tives under the form of pilot actions and use the data thus gath­ered to iden­tify the pros and cons of each of the tests, as well as the per­fect mix of tech­ni­cal solu­tions to be adopted by each coun­try on its respec­tive sec­tor; and last but not least
  3. Cre­ate the basis for an inter­na­tional Danube ship waste con­ven­tion to be applied on the Danube.

In line with the frame­work CO-​WANDA project goals, EPPO´s project aims for estab­lish­ing a sus­tain­able, envi­ron­men­tally sound and transna­tion­ally coor­di­nated approach in ship waste man­age­ment along the Danube by increas­ing the rel­e­vance of the poli­cies for­mu­lated in the Repub­lic of Moldova to tackle these issues and cre­ates the basis for prepa­ra­tion and fol­low up rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the Danube ship waste man­age­ment treaty. The CO-​WANDAEPPO project is sup­ported by the Euro­pean Union, through the SEE Transna­tional Coop­er­a­tion Pro­gramme, Addi­tional ENPI Call for part­ners from Moldova.

The expected results of EPPO´s activ­i­ties are:

i) An improved plat­form for dia­logue at SEE level regard­ing the sig­na­tory of the CO-​WANDA Con­ven­tion by for­mu­la­tion of the nec­es­sary pol­icy doc­u­ments and inten­sive con­sult­ing with the Gov­ern­ment of the Repub­lic of Moldova;

ii) Strength­en­ing the national pol­icy frame­work related to ship waste man­age­ment in the Repub­lic of Moldova;

iii) An increased capac­ity within the coun­try at both national and regional lev­els, to imple­ment mod­ern waste man­age­ment sys­tems, includ­ing ship waste in Moldova, thereby facil­i­tat­ing a reduc­tion in poten­tial harm­ful envi­ron­men­tal and health impacts which cur­rently pre­vails through­out the country.

Appli­cant: Slo­vak Envi­ron­men­tal agency

Part­ner: Min­istry of Envi­ron­ment of the Repub­lic of Moldova

Donor: Slo­vak Agency for Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Cooperation

Dura­tion: Sep­tem­ber 2013– August 2014

The appro­pri­ate man­age­ment of WEEE is essen­tial and impor­tant for econ­omy, envi­ron­ment, sus­tain­able resource man­age­ment and human health. At EU level the spe­cial Direc­tives have been intro­duced to pro­vide spe­cific mea­sure on WEEE man­age­ment with the aim to pre­vent, reuse, recy­cle and other forms of recov­ery of such waste as to reduce the envi­ron­men­tal impacts from these at EU scale. EEE pro­duc­ers are respon­si­ble for pay­ing for the waste man­age­ment sys­tem under the principle

The project over­all goal con­sists of analy­sis of cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in WEEE man­age­ment in Moldova and pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal and exper­tize sup­port on draft­ing of sec­ondary leg­is­la­tion for estab­lish­ing an inte­grated sys­tem for WEEE man­age­ment, ini­ti­a­tion of the pro­ce­dure for devel­op­ment of the soft­ware for the EEE producer’s registration.

The project presents the con­tin­u­a­tion of the activ­i­ties launched in 2011 with the sup­port of Slo­vak Agency for Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Coop­er­a­tion on devel­op­ment of envi­ron­men­tal leg­is­la­tion in Moldova and its har­mon­i­sa­tion with legal reg­u­la­tion of the Euro­pean Union. At the same time, the project will con­tribute to the improve­ment of expert capac­i­ties and aware­ness rais­ing of state admin­is­tra­tion and gen­eral pub­lic on envi­ron­men­tally sound han­dling of waste elec­tri­cal and elec­tronic equip­ment (WEEE).

The tar­get group of the project is state admin­is­tra­tion, pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion and other rel­e­vant sub­jects either from non-​governmental organ­i­sa­tions or pri­vate sector.

Expected out­puts of the project:

- Draft Gov­ern­men­tal Deci­sion on WEEE regulation

- Tech­ni­cal con­cept on soft­ware for the EEE Register

- The pool of trained staff of MoE

- Final project report

EU funded “Waste Gov­er­nance” project imple­mented in frames of the Euro­pean Neigh­bor­hood and Part­ner­ship Region (ENPI East ) aims to improve co-​operation within, and between, coun­tries for reduc­ing the risks aris­ing from inap­pro­pri­ate waste man­age­ment through­out the region. Coun­tries involved in the project are Azer­baid­jan, Arme­nia, Belarus, Geor­gia, Moldova, Rus­sia and Ukraine.

The Project aims at assist­ing through tech­ni­cal co-​operation and sup­port the part­ner coun­tries in their efforts to reduce the risks aris­ing from inap­pro­pri­ate man­age­ment of wastes, that thereby cre­ate envi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion haz­ards to the com­mu­nity and to nat­ural resources, through co-​operation with, and amongst, part­ner states in the region.

The over­all objec­tive of the project is to enable coun­tries of the CEE region to work towards coor­di­nated imple­men­ta­tion of SAICM and con­tribute to GHS imple­men­ta­tion and the pro­tec­tion of human health and the envi­ron­ment from dan­ger­ous chemicals.

This project aims at analysing the sta­tus of chem­i­cal haz­ard clas­si­fi­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and GHS imple­men­ta­tion at the national and regional lev­els. The over­all objec­tive of the project is to enable Cen­tral and East­ern Euro­pean coun­tries to lay the ground­work for con­sid­er­ing region­ally coor­di­nated imple­men­ta­tion of the GHS and thus con­tribute to the imple­men­ta­tion of SAICM, and the pro­tec­tion of human health and the envi­ron­ment from dan­ger­ous chemicals.

The project aims to inven­tory dumps in Cen­tral Devel­op­ment Region and North and Gagauzia and cre­at­ing their geospa­tial data­base, apply­ing GIS and GPS tech­nolo­gies in com­pli­ance with Euro­pean Spa­tial Data Infra­struc­ture Envi­ron­ment standards.

Project objec­tives are:

  • Inven­tory of dumps net­work in Moldova;
  • Develop guide­lines dumps inven­tory using GPS receivers;
  • Cre­at­ing a Geospa­tial data­base on dis­posal sites net­work in Moldova;
  • Web pub­lish­ing and test­ing in real-​time;
  • Orga­niz­ing train­ing ses­sions for peo­ple in the insti­tu­tions respon­si­ble for man­ag­ing envi­ron­men­tal issues;

The over­all objec­tive of the project is to main­stream SMC pri­or­i­ties into national devel­op­ments plan­ning processes in order to strengthen country’s foun­da­tional capac­i­ties in regards of sound chem­i­cals man­age­ment thus min­i­miz­ing the sig­nif­i­cant adverse effects of these on human health and the global environment.

Aim­ing to build capac­i­ties for for­mu­la­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of SMC poli­cies and fos­ter­ing sus­tain­able forms of devel­op­ment, the project will achieve its objec­tive through the fol­low­ing out­puts refer­ring at:

  • Base­line analy­sis and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of sound man­age­ment of chem­i­cals priorities
  • Eco­nomic val­u­a­tion of selected pri­or­i­ties and design­ing pol­icy instru­ments sup­port­ing the SMC issues
  • Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of oppor­tu­ni­ties for inte­gra­tion of SMC within national plans and sub­se­quently main­stream­ing of national SMC pri­or­i­ties into national devel­op­ment pro­grammes and plans.

The project is aimed at tech­ni­cal sup­port for the devel­op­ment of envi­ron­men­tal leg­is­la­tion in Moldova and its har­mon­i­sa­tion with legal reg­u­la­tion of the Euro­pean Union. At the same time, the project will con­tribute to the improve­ment of expert capac­i­ties and aware­ness rais­ing of state admin­is­tra­tion and gen­eral pub­lic in envi­ron­men­tally sound han­dling of waste elec­tri­cal and elec­tronic equip­ment (WEEE).

Mon­day, 28 May 2012 05:04

Envi­ron­men­tal Geo­por­tal

At present envi­ron­men­tal geo­por­tal devel­oped on web-​based plat­form that is based map­ping geospa­tial open source is a real poten­tial for improv­ing deci­sion mak­ing in plan­ning waste man­age­ment sys­tem. This site will soon host other spa­tial data sets rel­e­vant for the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion of the Repub­lic Moldova, devel­oped under tech­ni­cal assis­tance projects. The appli­ca­tion is designed to facil­i­tate resource dis­cov­ery and shar­ing of geospa­tial data for a large com­mu­nity of users, pro­vid­ing the means to search and dis­cov­ery data sets. In per­spec­tive, spa­tial data infra­struc­ture can sup­port pol­icy devel­op­ment in other areas, par­tic­u­larly plan­ning activ­i­ties that have a direct or indi­rect impact on the environment.