Country profile

Lithuania

Lithuania

General Statistics:

  • Population: 2.9 million (2016 Population Statistics)
  • GDP: US$41.2 billion (2015, World Bank estimate)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 21.6 million metric tons gross emissions in 2012 (13.5 million metric tons net, accounting for LUCF), on a carbon-dioxide equivalent basis. Lithuania’s 2016 National Inventory Report to the UNFCCC estimated 19.1 million metric tons gross emissions (11.0 net, accounting for carbon sinks).
  • Energy use per capita: 2,357 kg of oil equivalent, 2013

Important Initiatives related to Climate Change:

INDC: As an EU member nation, Lithuania’s commitment is contained within the larger European Union INDC, which commits its 28 members to a combined reduction of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The text of the European Union INDC can be viewed here.

NEEAP: Lithuania produced its Second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan in 2011. The Action Plan may be found here.

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Links

UNEP Climate Initiatives Platform

November 20, 2016

This UNEP platform contains information on over 200 international climate initiatives, organized by theme (e.g. finance, industry, energy and transport).

Libraries and Reports

LEDS GP Sub-National Working Group Resource Page

November 20, 2016

This resource page contains working papers, studies and reports on the integration of national and subnational actions to achieve climate goals at city, district, provincial or state level.

Knowledge exchange

Clean Development Mechanism Pipeline

November 20, 2016

Includes the Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs/NDCs) that are submitted to the UNFCCC.

News and Events