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Agreement between Lithuanian and German Ministries of Environment is particularly beneficial for Lithuania

2016-06-23

On 21–22 June, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety organised a conference Five Years for the Implementation of the KfW Energy Efficiency Programme in Berlin, the capital of Germany. KfW is a special programme to foster energy efficiency. Funds under this Programme are used to finance projects related to the use of renewable energy, i. e. sun, wind and water energy.

The Lithuanian delegation comprised of Daiva Matonienė, Vice Minister of Environment, Jūratė Juozaitienė, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Environmental Protection, and Valius Serbenta, Director of the Housing Energy Efficiency Agency, presented Lithuania’s experience and the best practice examples in the field of energy efficiency.

On 22 June 2016, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany signed an agreement on the implementation of joint innovative environmental projects in Lithuania.

Vice Minister of Environment D. Matonienė claims that this is a big step forward in implementing modern projects for the use of renewable energy sources and other projects in Lithuania.

“This agreement will not only allow us to take advantage of the experience and methodological assistance of Germany but will also provide opportunities for all Lithuanian municipalities to receive financial assistance for innovative environmental projects” says Daiva Matonienė.

Lithuanian municipalities will be able to obtain additional funding up to 80 per cent from Germany for innovative measures under building energy efficiency projects. This financial assistance will be also available for the integrated renovation of cities and towns, i. e. implementing projects on energy efficient renewal of urban areas. Based on Germany’s best practice, the Specification of the Procedure for the Preparation and Implementation of Programmes for Energy Efficient Renewal of Urban Areas, which establishes the procedure for the identification of urban areas within the territory of a municipality as well as the preparation, implementation and financing of programmes for energy efficient renewal of urban areas, was drafted and approved by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on 1 June this year.

Communication Division
23 June 2016


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