Energy and Climate Change


 Cycling as an element of urban climate mitigation policy (CyclUrban)
11/2017 - 02/2020

Sustainable urban mobility and commuting in Baltic cities (SUMBA)
09/2017 – 08/2020

Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe (SIM4NEXUS)

Baltic Energy Areas – A Planning Perspective (BEA-APP)

A systematic approach for inspiring training energy-spatial socioeconomic sustainability to public authorities (INTENSSS-PA)

Promotion of e-mobility in Latvia for climate change mitigation

Strengthening co-operation and experience exchange of NGOs to promote energy smart living (SmartLiving)

Awareness raising campaign for energy efficiency in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine (ARCEE)

More biking in small and medium sized towns of Central and Eastern Europe by 2020 (mobile2020)

Supporting national adaptation strategies to climate change in the Baltic States (BaltClim)

Energy efficient and Ecological Housing (EcoHousing)

Network for Energy Efficiency in Northwest Russia (EEFIRUS)

Network for Energy Efficiency in Belarus (EEFIBEL)

Using ecological construction materials in new, energy efficient buildings in the Baltic States

Introducing Heat Pumps for Heat Supply in Riga City: Setting- up a Demonstration Object

From Estonia till Croatia: Intelligent Energy Saving Measures for Municipal housing in Central and Eastern European Countries (INTENSE)

Exchange of information and promotion of cooperation for increasing energy efficiency of energy resource use and facilitation for changing consumer patterns in the Baltic states

Developing concepts for innovative and energy efficient construction of new buildings

Daina Indriksone

Environmental expert/ project manager
Energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, climate change mitigation and adaptation

Tel.: 0037 6735 7550

Emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHG) e.g., CO2 and related global warming is generally considered to be the greatest global environmental problem. In order to achieve the GHG emission reduction targets for Europe set by the Kyoto Protocol, the Directive (2003/87/EC) on greenhouse gas emissions trading has been adopted. European Union has defined emissions trading among its highest priorities. It is an economic incentive for environmental protection to reduce GHG emissions in an economically efficient manner. At the same time it is a new and challenging issue both for competent authorities and industry – producers of energy and other industrial sectors. Emissions trading shall start already from 2005. Currently there are still many open questions and uncertainties related to e.g., monitoring, reporting, verification and potential markets until the scheme will start working in practice. In order to support the process, BEF is organising workshops and meetings for the stakeholders concerned to raise their awareness and knowledge about the emissions trading scheme and practical implementation of the requirements.