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Riga (Latvia)

701,000 inhabitants

Joined Energy Cities in 2011
Signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2008

CO2-reduction objective : 55-60% by 2020 (baseline year 1990)

See the Sustainable Energy Action Plan of the city of Riga


Olga Veidina
Riga municipality
Deputy Mayor
Member of Energy Cities’ Board of Directors

What is the city’s most ambitious target in terms of sustainable energy?

Riga, together with local, national and European stakeholders, has built a shared ambitious vision taking into account the alignment with EU policies and targets. By 2020 Riga will most certainly achieve a 55-60% reduction in CO2 emissions against baseline year 1990. The new Riga Smart City Sustainable Energy Action Plan sets out a number of actions which are monitored and revised on a yearly basis.

3 words to describe Energy Cities?

Knowledge sharing, engagement, creativity

What are the benefits of being part of the Energy Cities network?

Energy Cities is a community of creative cities supporting each other’s development and inspiring one another. It unites likeminded politicians prioritizing sustainability and the well-being of their citizens, and builds on resources of motivated administration and stakeholders’ representatives. The network is supported by highly-qualified staff.
Altogether Energy Cities is a powerful city network which not only influences European bodies and agenda in favour of the local level, but also has a global lasting impact.

Convinced? See what to do to join Energy Cities

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Events to come
European Smart Projects Summit
From 26 to 27 March

Covenant of Mayors Webinar - Urban Densification Solutions for achieving Near Zero Energy Buildings
Tuesday 26 March 11:00-12:30

ACE-Retrofitting Webinar: From concept to realisation – A step-by-step tool that helps co-owners accelerate retrofitting in condos
Tuesday 26 March 14:00-15:00

Webinar: Innovative business models and smart financing for the deep renovation of buildings
Thursday 28 March 12:00-13:30

Efficiencia energetica en edificios publicos
Thursday 4 April

Webinar: Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy
Thursday 4 April 11:00-13:00

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