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Monday, 09.12.2013, 23:01
On the second day of the Vilnius Innovation Forum Innovation Drift, the participants mostly focused on eco-innovation, the website eu2013.lt reports. Discussions and presentations on the topic were given by representatives of the European Commission, international businesses and non-governmental organizations, writes LETA/ELTA.
Keyword tags: Ecology, Energy, Forum, Innovations, Lithuania, Technology
On 4-5 December, the traditional meeting of EU Water and Marine Directors to discuss EU water and marine policies, their implementation in Member States, and future plans is taking place in Vilnius. At the meeting, informal consultations on the European Commission's planned proposals for EU legal acts on water and marine policies are taking place, writes LETA/ELTA.
Lithuania's Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Grauziniene said that the European Union had one of the strictest environment requirements in the world. According to Grauziniene, there was a lot of achieved while implementing the strategic projects of the Baltic Sea Region, reports LETA/ELTA.
During a meeting with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) in Riga today, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Latvia to address climate change problems when the country will be the European Union's presiding state.
Hazardous waste incineration facility near the city of Siauliai will only be launched when all environmental requirements are ensured – stated Minister of Environment Valentinas Mazuronis at the meeting with Siauliai Regional Department for Environmental Protection (RAAD) specialists, informs LETA/ELTA.
European Commissioner for Environment shared his views on the “green future” of the EU’s economy. Commissioner’s main point was on resource efficiency as the “hard law of economics”. Hence, the EU has adopted resource efficiency as a central pillar of its longstanding structural economic strategy.
The production of renewable energy in Estonia was by a seventh smaller in the third quarter of this year than at the same time a year ago or 221 GWh and renewable energy formed 11.2% of total electric energy consumption, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.