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Latvia

TOTAL POPULATION

1.9 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

6,975 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

3,241,800 kt EUROPEAN UNION, YEAR 2014

“A 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Gozo Biova donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Elizabet Zhivkova donated € 200 to Help Build a Sustainable Art Community in Ghana . Microplastics: Macroproblems donated € 190 to In Your Face . Robby Block donated € 200 to In Your Face . Kanfideni Raissa donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Laurent Cousinier donated € 100 to Help Small Forest Owners in France Maintain Their Land . Rolf Jansen donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . Thomas Kerby donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . thomas kerby donated € 170 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

The effects of global warming will soon cause problems for Latvia's major cities. Each year, floods cause intense damages. For example, Riga is situated at the mouth of three large rivers; the Daugava, the Lielupe, and the Gauja. Its 15 km of coastline and 60 per cent waterline are vulnerable to sea level rise.

Estimations by Riga city planners concur that the current 1% probability urban flooded area of 31.1 km2 will increase in the year 2100 by 28%. Historically, Latvia has dealt with flooding since the 13th century. Construction and maintenance will have to improve to meet the more contemporary challenges of sea level rise and increased precipitation. 

While rising climactic temperatures pose a threat to the forested areas surrounding Latvia, the country is no stranger to implementing protection for its natural areas. Forests account for more than one-third of the total land area of Latvia, 20% of which are under protection.

The country has four national parks, 42 nature parks, 260 nature reserves, 355 nature monuments, seven protected marine areas, 24 micro reserves and a biosphere reserve. This quality of natural protection and its sustainability programs resulted in Latvia topping the Environmental Performance Index in 2012 and provides an exemplary modal for other countries to follow.

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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank, Latvia is classified as a high-income country. The following plots provide an overview of Latvia’s historic GHG emissions in perspective with global emissions, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

LATVIA GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

LATVIA'S TIMELINE OF TOTAL GHG EMISSIONS AND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE SINCE 1990

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LATVIA GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

LATVIA'S TIMELINE OF TOTAL GHG EMISSIONS AND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE SINCE 1990

LATVIA GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

LATVIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

LATVIA'S PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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LATVIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

LATVIA'S PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

LATVIA SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)
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