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Climate change management policy to be implemented under approved strategy


The National Strategy for Climate Change Management Policy for the period 2013-2050 approved by the Lithuanian Parliament this week sets out short-term (until 2020), medium-term (until 2030 and until 2040) and long-term (until 2050) climate change-related goals and objectives. They are intended for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The strategy provides sector analysis conclusions, a vision of climate change management policy, general and specific climate change mitigation and adaptation goals and objectives.

According to the national climate change management policy vision, by 2050 Lithuania will ensure the adaptation of its economic sectors to environmental changes resulting from climate change as well as climate change mitigation, i.e. reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the shift to a low-carbon competitive economy, introduction of eco-innovative technologies, improvement of the efficiency of energy production and use, and the use of renewable energy sources in all sectors of the economy.

The strategic objective of the Lithuanian climate change mitigation policy is to achieve that the pace of economic growth of the country is much faster than that of the increase of GHG emissions. The goal for is to reduce GHG emissions so that in 2020 they do not increase by more than 15% compared with 2005 emissions in sectors not involved in the EU emissions trading system (transport, agriculture, waste management, industrial companies engaged in other activities, public sector buildings, households, fisheries, construction, services, etc.).

The strategic objective of the Lithuanian climate change adaptation policy is to reduce the vulnerability of natural ecosystems and economic sectors by implementing measures to maintain and increase their resilience to climate change and ensuring favourable conditions for public life and economic activities.

Information on the basic Lithuanian climate change management policy principles and the expected benefits of the implementation of the objectives of this policy is provided in a booklet published by the Ministry of Environment “Lithuanian climate change management policy and its implementation”.

Information of the Ministry of Environment, phone 870~663660

9 November 2012


Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas