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Participation of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development in OECD committees and working groups

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (hereinafter – MEPRD) has the lead responsibility for representing interests of Latvia in: 

  • Environmental Policy Committee
  • Chemicals Committee
  • Committee on Digital Economy Policy
  • The Regional Development Policy Committee

MEPRD is actively participating in OECD environment related activities and initiatives.
Since 2017 two representatives of the MEPRD have been elected as board members of the working groups under the Environmental Policy Committee.

In 2018-2019 the first OECD Environmental Performance Review of Latvia was prepared. The review has 69 recommendations for further improvements in environmental performance in Latvia with special focus on circular economy and biodiversity issues.
For further information on the Environmental Performance Review of Latvia please see here:

In 2018 the OECD study “Compatibility of Latvian Investment Flows in the Transport Sector with the Paris Agreement” was started and is planned to be concluded in 2020.

Since 2017 Latvia has been involved in the OECD project “Going digital”, which aims to create a framework to help shape digital transformations in countries in the future, and which is essential for society to integrate into the rapid development of the digital environment.
In 2019 the preparation of the first OECD Review of Digital Transformation: Going Digital in Latvia 2019 – 2020 was started. The launch is planned for the second half of 2020. 

For further information please contact:

Control of Chemical Substances
Environmental Impact Assessment
Global Climate Change
GMO free territories in Latvia
Green public procurement
Industrial Pollution
Maritime Spatial Planning
Ozone Layer Protection
Persistant Organic Pollutants
Protection of Species and Habitats
Regional development
Soil quality
Specially Protected Nature Territories
Sustainable Development of Latvia
Transboundary Air Pollution
Water Protection

Working hours
Mon: 8.30:18.00
Tue - Thu: 8.30:17.00
Fri: 8.30:16.00
MoEPRD address
Peldu Str. 25, Rīga LV-1494, Latvia
Phone:+371 66016740
Fax:+371 67820442
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