Based on Governmental Decision nr. 373 dated 24 April 2018, the creation of a national PRTR has been officially approved in the Republic of Moldova.
The adoption of the present legal act is the result of joint actions of the project expert team of EPPO, national working groups and UNITAR in the frame of the global project on the Implementation of Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) as a tool for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) reporting, dissemination and awareness raising for Belarus, Cambodia, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Peru. The project has been implemented with funds from UNEP/GEF and the national environmental fund.
The present decision foresees the creation of a web page containing data on pollutants emitted from air, water and soil, which may have a potentially harmful effect on the environment and the health of the population. You can access it on the official portal of the Government of the Republic of Moldova by clicking here: www.retp.gov.md.
At the same time, annual reports on pollutant emissions and transfers will be prepared and submitted by economic operators. This, along with the wider accessibility to environmental pollution information is expected to significantly improve the response to the environmental pollution in the country and further contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030 on better environment.
Currently the PRTR system software continues the stage of software development, testing and piloting.
The Republic of Moldova was the thirty-third Party to ratify in 2013 the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (Kyiv Protocol) to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).