Latvia’s Climate Policy

Author
Kinga Raś
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
At the end of January 2020, the Latvian government approved the country’s climate neutrality strategy until 2050, and in March it supported even more ambitious EU targets for reducing emissions. These declarations are connected with the need for a thorough transformation of the economy. The Latvian authorities combine these changes with the outlook for economic growth, including the development of the newest technologies in the energy sector. Latvia’s approach, subordinated to climate action, coincides with the policy of other countries in the region, but differs from the Polish vision of energy transformation.
Topic
Climate Change, Environment, Government, Europe Union, Carbon Emissions
Political Geography
Europe, Eastern Europe, Poland, Latvia