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					                       RIGA CITY COUNCIL
                HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT
                             DEPARTMENT

          DESD in Riga City

Margarita Scadrina
Alise Gedgauda

                     Riga, 15.09.11

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                         RIGA CITY COUNCIL
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                        HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT
                                     DEPARTMENT


• Established in 2009

Four main administrations:

Housing department

House management department

Environment department

Cemeteries department
                             RIGA CITY COUNCIL
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                        HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT
                                     DEPARTMENT

                    FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES

Administration of housing fund                            Cemeteries’ up-keeping,
                                                          burrial services

                                                           Environment protection

     Water supply service                             Events and projects for
                                                      improvement of
                                                      environment quality
Consultations and support in housing field

                                             Control of rational environmental
                                                  resources’ utilization
DESD in Riga City

 L OCAL , MUNICIPAL ,
INTERNATIONAL LEVEL




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    5               R IGA C ITY C OUNCIL
                                   GENERAL STRATEGIES

News about environment issues and events are
published weekly on:

•Riga City council home page www.riga.lv

•News web site www.delfi.lv, www.leta.lv

•Riga City Council Housing and Environment
 department home page http://mvd.riga.lv

•Riga Energy Agency www.rea.riga.lv             http://mvd.riga.lv


•….and in local news papers.
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               R IGA C ITY C OUNCIL
                        DEVELOPED STRATEGIES AND
                                        POLICIES


  STRATEGIES
 Riga City Urban Air Quality Improvement Programme
2011.-2015.

 Riga City Surface Water Management Concept 2008t –
2013

Riga City Action Plan for Sustainable Energy 2010.-2020.
7                           LATVIJA 2030

        Sustainable Development Strategy of
                   Latvia until 2030


        Latvian National Development plan 2007-2013



        http://www.nap.lv/page/383
8                                    LATVIJA 2030

    Priorities of the Sustainable Development Strategy
                       of Latvia until 2030:
    1.   Development of Culture Space

    - Preservation, Interaction and Enrichment of Culture Space



    2.   Investments in Human Capital

    - Base Value and Productivity of Human Capital

    - Equal Opportunities and Formation of Middle Class
9                                 LATVIJA 2030

    3.   Change of Paradigm in Education

    - Qualitative and Available Lifelong Education



    4.   Innovative and Eco-efficient Economy

    - Mass Creative Activity and Innovation

    - Renewable and Safe Energy



    5.   Nature as Future Capital
    - Sustainable Use of Natural Values and Services
                                              LATVIJA 2030
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     6.   Perspective of Spatial Development
     - Improvement of Accessibility

     - Settlement

     - Spaces of National Interest

     7.   Innovative Government and Participation of the

     Society

     - Increase in the Social Capital Value
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          E NVIRONMENT
                  Waste
      One Riga’s inhabitants is producing
     ~420 kg (or 2,2m3) of garbage.
     There are ~ 3200 household waste
     containers in Riga city.
     Citizens have the opportunity to discard
     hazardous     household  waste     –    5
     specialized containers.
12               ESD                    Activities

        Latvian Green Point ( Latvijas Zalais punkts)
     Joint Stock Company "Latvijas Zaļais punkts" is

     taking care of used packing, plastic dishes, electric

     and electronic devices as well as of other

     invironmently ‘’unfriendly’’ waste’s management

     and coordination in Latvia.

     http://www.zalais.lv/
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      Lielā Talka

     The idea is based on voluntary participation in
     environmental cleanup day, creating a cohesive,
     positivism, and a sense of well-done work.
     The idea is borrowed from Estonians (3rd of May
     2008)
     http://www.talkas.lv/?page=558
14         ESD                Activities
        Cūkmens (Pigman)
        “Latvia State Forests” hero Cūkmens invites
         children and adults to think about nature and
         environment

        Rid Latvian forests from trash

        Not to fertilize on the roads

        Events at schools, kindergardens, state and
         private organizations all around Latvia

        http://www.tv2.lv/2010/07/12/cukmens-
         aicina-nemeslot-celmalas/
15         ESD              Activities

                 Getlini Waste Dump
        EKO project (energy block – gas is gathered
         and reproduced for energy production)
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        Getlini Waste Dump Tomatoes’
                   Cultivation
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               http://www.getlini.lv/
          BICYCLE ROUTES IN
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          R IGA
        Total lengt of bicycle routes is 33 km
        16 km is under constuction
        23 km are planned to construct by 2013
           T HE B ICYCLE T RANSPORT
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           D EVELOPMENT PROGRAMM FOR
           R IGA C ITY

        Bicycle transport infrastructure (bicycle
         routes network, bicycle parking stands,
         rentals, etc.);
        Bicycle educational and information system;
        Bicycle transport management system.
20        “G REEN               BICYCLE PATH ”

        The idea of Green bicycle path is to build a "green
         corridor", which would enable the residents of Riga
         and tourists to spend actively their free time, enjoying
         the parks of Riga and “Mārupītes” natural scenery, as
         well as to provide safe road for everyday cyclists.
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     ESD
     Activities
        Beavers
        120-180 beavers live in Riga’s Central Canal

        70 solutions submitted from all over the world

        Decission: municipality will use chemical
         repellents and fences to protect trees growing
         near the channel. Inhabitants will be taught how
         to feed animals.
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             ESD                         Activities
        Riga Energy Agency (REA)
        Energy days for youngsters

        Informative materials about energy effiecieny
         improvement (Intelligent Energy Europe)

        Educational materials for pupils about
         environmental issues

        Round tables
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     SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

        University degree education
     BA and MA in Environmental Science;
     MA in Agriculture, Forest ecology, politics and
     Economics.


        State Education Education development
         Agency (VIAA)
     ERASMUS, Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci etc.
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                 ESD                            Activities

        State Employment Agency (NVA) programmes
        Activities towards increasing competitiveness


        Informal education opportunities

        Opportunities for Continuing education and Professional
         Higher education for unemployed

        Working practices and working places for youth and juvenile

        ESF and ERAF projects
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            ESD                            Activities
        Civic Alliance – Latvia (Latvijas Pilsoniskā Alianse)


         Civic Alliance - Latvia (CAL) is an umbrella NGO headquartered
         in Latvia, which was founded in 2004. CAL advocates interests
         of the NGO sector in Latvia, identifies and tries to resolve
         problems in the non-governmental (NGO) sector, supports
         and fosters the participation incentives on NGOs in the
         decision making process and represents the interests of NGOs
         in communication with public authorities. CAL unites more
         than 127 non governmental organizations and private
         members. CAL and its member organizations together
         representing more than 30 000 socially active people in Latvia.
26        CADDIES

      3 partners in 3 cities around the Baltic Sea
     Partners:
      Hyresbostäder i Norrköping AB
      Riga City Council Housing
        and Environment Department
      Helsinki Neighborhoods
        Association - Helka
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        Common goal for every partner:
     •   To develop methods and models for people to take
         charge of their own local environment and
         surroundings
     •   To enhance the possibilities for different inhabitant
         groups to get and share information about their
         neighbourhood.
     •   To develop local communication structures and
         platforms
         E NERGY E FFICIENCY
28       I MPROVEMENT M EASURES IN
         S OCIAL H OUSES

        ERAF funds

        Two inhabited houses in Riga

        Expected results:

     -improved living conditions

     -reduced energy consumption
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                 TRAIN OF IDEAS

Riga
June 7-10.2011


Location:
Riga Central
Station




                   Opening ceremony of the
                   Train of Ideas in Riga
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                            TRAIN OF IDEAS

     Info about planned exhibition was
     spread:
     - Local web sites;
     - Press releases;
     - Leaflets;
     - Local libraries;
     - Face-to-Face.
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                                           Feedback on the exhibition:

        „Thank you for visiting Riga!”
        „We have never seen something like this before. Almost
         everything was new for us - it’s very inspirational!”
        “It was very innovative, interactive and informative! It
         would be great to implement these ideas in Riga!”
        Head of RCC Housing and Environment Department
         Anatolijs Aļeksejenko:
         „It is a unique way of sharing experience of Hamburg city. It
         inspires everyone despite of gender and age. There are
         many interesting solutions we could borrow from Hamburg
         city and this knowledge would definetely help to make the
         environment of Riga city more attractive and friendly for its
         inhabitants and visitors.”
        THANK YOU FOR
       YOUR ATTENTION!




Margarita Scadrina:               Alise Gedgauda

+371 22078804,                    +371 22078809,
margarita.scadrina@riga.lv        alise.gedgauda@riga.lv


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