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Climate change prevention and adaptation measures taken today will help us address the challenges of tomorrow

The Republic of Moldova is extremely vulnerable to climate change and disasters, taking into account its economy structure, climate and geographic features, the annual average economic losses constituting 2.13% of the GDP.

Climate change scenarios show that Moldova is prone to become more arid, which will intensify droughts and fires

Although droughts and floods are among the main hydro-meteorological hazards caused by extreme weather and climate phenomena due to abnormally high temperatures, the increasing incidence of fires is becoming a higher threat for the population of the Republic of Moldova. For example, according to the data of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (GIES), in 2021 only, over 6,323 fire interventions were recorded, 60% of which happened in rural areas.

Rainwater collection basins — an efficient climate change adaptation measure

Thus, 9 rainwater collection basins were built in Cantermir, Criuleni, Hincesti, Leova, and Ungheni districts, in the framework of the “Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction” project, with a total capacity of 119,159 cubic meters, which will allow irrigating 177 hectares of land.

Community volunteer firefighters’ posts contribute to reducing the response time of fire extinguishing interventions

With the assistance provided by ADA and Estonia, and with the financial contribution of local and district public authorities, four community volunteer firefighters posts have been built from scratch in Pîrlița, Baimaclia, Sărăteni, and Sărata Galbenă localities, which will provide services to 65 communities with a population over 60,000 people.

“A protected house — a saved life” — information campaign for saving human lives

Houses of 990 socially vulnerable families from 5 beneficiary districts have been equipped with smoke detectors, which can save lives, thanks to the project.

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