Baltic environment ministers meeting in Klaipeda to discuss topical issues

  • 2022-05-03
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian environment ministers are meeting in Klaipeda on Tuesday to discuss climate change, international waste transportation, water management, and the development of wind and solar farms.

Lithuania will brief the Baltic Environment Council of Ministers on the state of play in the decarburization process and a reform of environmental taxes aimed at creating a "green corridor" by removing administrative and bureaucratic barriers to businesses, and Estonia and Latvia will present their activities in the field of climate change, the Lithuanian Environment Ministry has said in a press release.

The three ministers will discuss international waste shipments between the Baltic countries and will consider setting up a permanent information exchange platform to record shipments and monitor trends.

They will also hold a discussion on water management and a water sector reform designed, among other objectives, to accelerate the implementation of the Urban Wastewater Directive and to connect as many people as possible to centralized wastewater networks.

The council will also discuss environmental impact assessment requirements for wind farms and national experiences, possibilities for scrapping redundant assessment procedures for renewable energy facilities, and transboundary assessment challenges linked to planned offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, according to the press release.