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Saturday, 01.11.2014, 14:28
From 28 to 29 October, the State Secretary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry, Andrejs Pildegovics is on a visit to Uzbekistan to take part in an international conference in the city of Urgench entitled: "Development of Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to Mitigate the Environmental Catastrophe", reports BC Latvian MFA.
Keyword tags: Ecology, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, Markets and Companies, Transport
European Commission's ambitious proposal to cut off at least 40% in greenhouse gas emissions has been approved by the member states in October 2014. The proposal was revealed in January 2014 but at that time the idea seemed as a wrong thing at the wrong moment. Now the reduction was unanimously approved by the European Council.
More than two thirds of European citizens are living in towns and cities; hence the necessity to increase healthy environment in urban areas, i.e. support cities with a green vision. The European Green Capital Award is recognition of a city with environmentally-friendly way of living. The award helps in setting higher standards in sustainable urban development and pioneering innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
After several hours of discussions, the European Union (EU) leaders finally reached agreement on the climate and energy policy framework for 2030, informs LETA.
The European Commission's latest proposals regarding greenhouse gas reductions is absurd, as far as Latvia is concerned, because for Latvia it will mean return to the Stone Age, Economy Minister Vjaceslavs Dombrovskis (Reform Party/Unity) told reporters after the Saeima Economic Committee's meeting yesterday, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.
Fisheries and environmental experts and authorities from the Baltic region start today a 2-day meeting with key focus on a mature draft for a new HELCOM Recommendation on aquaculture which, once adopted, will help cultivate fish in a more balanced and environmentally sustainable way, informs professional secretary at HELCOM Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky.
About 40 electric automobiles have been registered in Latvia in 2014, Ingus Rutins, the vice president of "Automotive Association", told Nozare.lv/LETA.