The seventh meeting of the Working Group on Reduction of Pressures from the Baltic Sea Catchment Area of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) is held at the Ministry of the Environment this week. The main goal of this commission established for the purposes of the 1992 Helsinki Convention is to ensure the environmental protection of the Baltic Sea catchment area.
The restoration and preservation of our natural valuables – wetlands and meadows, which are important for all of Europe and which were completely impoverished due to extensive amelioration in the past – require not only environmentalist efforts but also extensive funding. Funding for this purpose is provided under the LIFE+ Programme. Twelve environmental projects were approved in Lithuania in this programme’s funding period from 2007 to 2013.
Dalius Krinickas, which headed the Waste Department of the Ministry of the Environment, starts work at a Vice-Minister of the Environment today. He replaces Mindaugas Gudas and will be responsible for the waste management, water and pollution prevention sectors.
The Ministry of the Environment invites Lithuanian and foreign spatial planning experts to take part in the development of a new general plan of the Lithuanian territory.
Architects, urban geography experts, representatives of municipal government administrations and communities, and real estate developers gathered last Friday in Panevėžys in the traditional, eleventh urban issues forum to discuss the future of Lithuanian cities.