The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Environmental Performance Review Programme assesses progress made by individual countries in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and sustainable development.
The Environmental Performance Review Programme assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. Environmental performance reviews help to integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies, such as those related to agriculture, energy, transport and health. Through the peer review process, the reviews promote dialogue among governments about the effectiveness of environmental policies as well as the exchange of practical experience in implementing sustainable development and green economy initiatives. They also promote greater government accountability to the public.
The Third Environmental Performance Review of the Republic of Moldova takes stock of the progress made by Moldova in the management of its environment since the second review took place in 2005 and assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the second review. The third review covers policy making, planning and implementation, and the financing of environmental policies and projects, as well as the protection of water resources, biodiversity and protected areas. It also looks into environmental considerations related to waste management and agriculture.