Latest information about climate change in new publications2018-01-03
The Ministry of Environment, in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Lithuanian State Forest Service, prepared the 7th National Report on Climate Change and the 3rd Biannual Report. These publications are particularly important for the monitoring of the efficiency of the implementation of the climate change mitigation goals entrenched in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Doha Amendment to its Kyoto Protocol and the EU legislation by 2020 and the progress achieved since 1990 and measures for adaptation to climate change.
The National Report contains general information about Lithuania’s geographical and climatic conditions, residents, economy, the actual (1990–2015) and projected greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of Lithuania’s economy (by 2035), and measures of climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition, it presents the development cooperation projects implemented in the field of climate change in the developing countries such as Malaysia, Georgia, etc.
In the Report covering the 2014–2018 period, major attention is paid to education, scientific research and experimental development, public awareness, events and activities of non-governmental organisations in the field of climate change. Meanwhile, the Biannual Report reflects the progress on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions achieved by Lithuania while implementing the goals entrenched in the UNFCCC and the Doha Amendment to its Kyoto Protocol to be achieved by 2020.
Both documents are significant for the purpose of planning additional measures for the implementation of the ambitious goals established in the Paris Agreement and the EU’s 2030 goals for climate change and energy. The UNFCCC expert review of the reports prepared by Lithuania is scheduled for 12–17 of March 2018.
“The public interest in the news on climate change has been growing, and therefore, we hope that the colourful and informative 7th National Report containing tables and schedules will be useful for the public at large, as it will familiarise it with various aspects of climate change, will provide new knowledge or deepen existing knowledge in order to ensure that each of us would contribute to the common efforts to reduce climate change”, claims Vice-Minister of Environment Martynas Norbutas.
Public Relations Division
3 January 2018