Promoting interactions between local climate change mitigation, sustainable energy development, and rural development policies in Lithuania

Dalia Štreimikienė, Tomas Baležentis, Irena Kriščiukaitienė

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Lithuania has developed several important climate change mitigation policy documents however there are no attempts in Lithuania to develop local climate change mitigation policies or to decentralize climate change mitigation policy. Seeking to achieve harmonization and decentralization of climate change mitigation and energy policies in Lithuania the framework for local climate change mitigation strategy need to be developed taking into account requirements, targets and measures set in national climate change mitigation and energy policy documents. The paper will describe how national climate change mitigation and energy policies can be implemented via local energy and climate change mitigation plans. The aim of the paper is to analyze the climate change mitigation policy and its relationship with policies promoting sustainable energy development in Lithuania and to present a framework for local approaches to climate change mitigation in Lithuania, in the context of the existing national and supra-national energy, climate change, and rural development policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-710
Number of pages12
JournalEnergy Policy
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012



  • Climate change mitigation
  • Local policies
  • Sustainable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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