Riga’s climate neutrality planning: an example of realistic ambition and public engagement
Briefing | 15 February 2023
Riga, the capital of Latvia, carries a large share of the country’s burden when it comes to reducing impacts on climate and adapting to change. However, this also means that the city’s administration can have a significant impact on the country’s overall performance, not simply by improving statistics but also by leading the way for other urban areas.
This briefing provides an overview of the planning process Riga city council took when designing the Riga Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan Until 2030, as well as insight into the plan itself. This is an example of good practice, showcasing an approach that resulted in realistic ambition and wide involvement among citizens.