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Policies, measures and actions on climate change and
environmental protection in the context of COVID-19 recovery.

Lithuania Lithuania

Last update 25 Aug. 2020

Categories

Response
Emergency measures in the short term (a few months to one year) to address concerns that have directly emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and may include forced action.
Recovery
Socioeconomic measures in the medium term (one to a few years) with an environmental and climate focus to “build back better” from COVID-19, and usually involves planned, intentional action.
Redesign
Paradigm shifts and measures in the long term (more than a few years to a few decades) toward redesigning current socioeconomic and sociocultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.

1.Climate mitigation measures

2.Climate adaptation measures

  • Adaptation planning

    Recovery Redesign
    "Regulated drainage: reconstruction of amelioration infrastructure and adaptation of smart amelioration to dry periods (grants to owners of public and private plots)". A 40 % subsidy from Programme for Climate Change for reconstruction of amelioration infrastructure and adaptation of smart amelioration to dry periods.
    Contact The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania; Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

3.Other environmental measures

  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    Recovery Redesign
    "Industrial reorientation through the introduction of digital technologies and the development of the circular economy". A planned measure to allocate 50 mln euros (from 100 000 to 2 mln. euros per 1 project) to implement a modern or digital technologies which reduce affect to environment, promote circular economy and create a numbers of high and higher value-added jobs.
    Contact Ministry of Economic and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    Recovery Redesign
    "Promotion of green inovation" - measure to allocate 5 mln. EUR by provideding a subsidy maximum by 50 000 euros in order to encourage micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to implement non-technological ecoinnovations in order to help solve environmental problems.
    Contact Ministry of Economic and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    Recovery Redesign
    "Creating financial incentives to promote repair activities". Establishment of financial incentives to encourage repairing of bicycles, shoes, leather goods, clothing, furniture, etc. by considering the possibilities of alleviating the tax burden in order to encourage not discarding and re-use of old items.
    Contact Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    Redesign
    "Promoting recyclablability of the packaging - introced different fee tariffs for recyclable and non-recyclable packaging."
    By entering into force in 2022, this amendmen of the Law will encourage manufacturers and producers to choose recyclable materials at the initial phase of packaging production. Expectations is to substantially reduce the amount of non-recyclable packaging placed on the market, resulting in less waste destined for landfilling.
    Contact Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    Recovery
    Support to municipalities in order to recover from COVID-19 situation. Preliminary 3 mln. Eur planned for grants to municipalities to cover additional costs for proper operation of municipal waste systems due to COVID situation
    (for protection of staff of waste operators, disinfection of infrastructure, and development of additional infrastructure). Legal acts and administrative procedures to start allocation of funds are under developed. It is considered to compensate already occurred expenditures or provide addition funds for planned measures.
    Contact Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    Redesign
    "Promoting reuse and open product sharing centres" - an initiative to create centres where goods in good condition can be left for others to collect. At the end of 2019 19 stations were already operational reuse stations (exchange points).
    Contact Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

4.International Cooperation

  • Others

    Redesign
    "Development cooperation projects". From 2014 on-wards the Ministry of Environment supports bilateral development cooperation projects related to climate change. Subsidies for projects - from Programme for Climate Change.
    Contact Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
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