Nature Friendly Latvia Against Its Unnatural Climate Change Problem

Aleksandra Palkova (Coresponding Author), Karlis Bukovskis

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The Latvian government did not include climate change on the national agenda until 2018. The country’s energy balance, decades-long societal support for nature preservation, significant numbers of eco-friendly government policies and geographical location all resulted in a country not seeing climate change as an immediate problem. The increasing political and social popularity of climate change issues, both in the EU and globally, finally caught up with Latvia only after Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins demonstrated personal political leadership on the matter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Change and the Future of Europe
Subtitle of host publicationViews from the Capitals
EditorsM. Kaeding, J. Pollak, P. Schmidt
PublisherSpringer Cham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-23328-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-23327-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Future of Europe
ISSN (Print)2731-3379
ISSN (Electronic)2731-3387


  • climate change
  • future of Europe
  • Latvia

Field of Science*

  • 5.6 Political science

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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