Consultations regarding the additional gas pipeline to be built in the Baltic Sea are further continued
Yesterday, in Stockholm, consultations were held on the initiative of the Ministry of Environment between Lithuania and Sweden regarding an additional gas pipeline (Nord Stream 2) to be built through the Baltic Sea pursuant to the provisions of the Espoo Convention.
In 2017, the EU List of Invasive Alien Species was supplemented with another 12 alien plant and animal species in Europe. Now it includes the species that are raised for various purposes or are popular in Lithuania, such as mongoose, muskrat, Himalayan balsam, common milkweed, and crimson fountaingrass, and the plant species that cannot be found in our country yet, namely, Chilean rhubarb, microstegium, alligator weed, various-leaved water-milfoil, and giant hogweed. This List also includes the Egyptian goose, an aggressive bird species that is a rapidly spreading in Europe.
Today, in Paris, Emmanuel Macron, President of France, has invited the Heads of State from 100 countries and representatives of 800 financial institutions, industrial, municipal and other organisations to the One Planet Summit, in commemoration of the Second Anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. At the summit, our country is represented by the Lithuanian delegation led by Minister of Environment Kęstutis Navickas.
Currently, the third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) is being held in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, under the banner “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet”. Kęstutis Navickas, Lithuania’s Minister of Environment, takes part in this meeting as well. Together with other environment ministers he will discuss the most urgent global environmental problems and approve the Declaration on Pollution.
Vytautas Tamutis, Chief Entomologist of the Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum, in cooperation with his colleagues from the Daugpils and Kaliningrad universities, named a new species of beetles genus Aphodius detected in the Baltic amber after Lithuania – Airapus lituanicus, in order to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Restoration of Independence of our state.