Posts tagged as climate change

Climate change, air pollution worry Lithuanians

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Lithuanians think climate change, air pollution and piling-up waste are key environmental problems, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. In the survey, carried out in December, 42 percent of respondent Lithuania named climate change as the main problem, compared to 53 percent in Europe. Air pollution has been mentioned as a key issue by 54 percent of Lithuanians (46 percent of all Europeans). The growing volumes of waste was seen…

Most Lithuanians agree climate change a threat, ready for lifestyle changes

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Three-fourths of the Lithuanian population think climate change is a threat to their generation, according to a public opinion poll commissioned by BNS. Three in four Lithuanians agree that human activity causes global warming, and 62.8 percent are ready to make lifestyle changes to contribute to climate change mitigation. The poll found that younger people and those with higher education were more concerned about climate change and were also more…

Lithuania can no longer distance itself from climate change effort, president says

Friday, December 27, 2019

All laws adopted in Lithuania should be considered in terms of their possible environmental impact, President Gitanas Nausėda says. As the year is coming to an end, the president underlined in a commentary that Lithuania “can no longer distance itself from the resolution of global problems linked to climate change”. “We need more discussions on pollution reduction and environmental protection, and the results of these discussions must affect public decisions,”…

Lithuania needs to spend EUR 14 b on climate change over 10 yrs – president

Friday, December 13, 2019

Lithuania will need to spend 14 bn euros over ten years to meet its climate change commitments. A part of these costs has to be covered from the EU budget, according to the president. “For Lithuania to meet its commitments in 2030, additional measures may require as much as 14 bn euros, of which almost 10 bn euros will have to be allocated from the state budget,” Nauseda said at…

EU leaders meet to try to agree on carbon neutrality by 2050

Thursday, December 12, 2019

European leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels will make a new attempt to set the European Union on course for carbon neutrality by 2050, in a test of the bloc’s credibility on the climate emergency. Hours before EU leaders were due to arrive on Thursday, Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner on the side of the summit venue warning of the climate emergency. Activists in climbing gear scaled the Europa…

Lithuania needs to spend EUR 14 b on climate change

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lithuania will need to spend 14 billion euros over ten years to meet its climate change commitments, President Gitanas Nauseda said on Wednesday. A part of these costs has to be covered from the EU budget, according to the president. “For Lithuania to meet its commitments in 2030, additional measures may require as much as 14 billion euros, of which almost 10 billion euros will have to be allocated from the state budget,”…

Farmers fail in bid to sue German government over alleged climate change failures

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A lawsuit filed against the German government for its alleged failure to meet climate change targets has been dismissed, say authorities. Three families of organic farmers say they have been hit by changing weather patterns and blame the German state. But the case was thrown out as inadmissible by the Berlin Administrative Court, who said the 2020 targets were not legally binding. It comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced…

Former top military officials seek action, saying climate change poses ‘unprecedented security risks’

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A group of former top military and national security officials on Tuesday called for President Donald Trump to establish a sweeping plan that treats climate change as a major national security threat. The Climate Security Plan for America recommends the creation of a White House Office on Climate Security to be led by a senior official reporting directly to the president “in order to combat these unprecedented security risks urgently…

Lithuanian president leaves for UN General Assembly to discuss security, climate change

Monday, September 23, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has left for New York on Sunday to attend the UN General Assembly session expected to focus on security and climate change.  The highlight of Nauseda’s visit to the US, which will end on Thursday, will be his address at the General Assembly session, scheduled for Wednesday. Diplomats say the president will likely speak about the importance of international law, Russia’s threat and sustainable development goals. Nausėda is…

Baltic and Nordic foreign ministers agree to continue cooperation on climate change

Friday, September 13, 2019

On Wednesday and Thursday, in Borgarnes (Iceland), the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the annual meeting of the Baltic and Nordic (NB8) Foreign Ministers, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry. During the meetings, Rinkevics expressed the view that, being aware of the importance of climate change, the EU should present itself as a leader setting ambitious goals in climate change mitigation. The ministers agreed on the…