An Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Policies and Measures and their Impacts in Lithuania

Dalia Streimikiene1, Walter Leal Filho2

1Breslaujos 3, Kaunas, LT-44403, Lithuania
2London Metropolitan University, Centre for International Business and Sustainability, LMBS, Holloway Road, London N7 8DB, UK
1Email: dalia@mail.lei.lt, 2E-mail: w.leal@londonmet.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper provides an analysis of climate change mitigation policies assessment with a cross-reference to the principles of sustainable energy development.  There is a close relationship between climate change, energy policies and tools aiming at sustainable energy development targets (i.e. promotion of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures and climate change mitigation tools). Therefore, a ranking of climate change mitigation tools based on their impact sustainable energy development targets is necessary in seeking to ensure harmonization of policies and their synergy effect. The main tasks of the article are to define the European Union sustainable energy development targets, to analyse energy and climate change mitigation policies and their interactions and to propose a framework for climate change mitigation policies assessment and ranking. Moreover, the paper applies the proposed climate change mitigation policies assessment technique for an appraisal of climate change mitigation policies in Lithuania. The main findings of this paper are related to the development of a new technique for climate change mitigation policies assessment and application of this technique for ranking the climate change mitigation policies in Lithuania.

Keywords: Climate Change, Climate Change Mitigation, Sustainable Energy Development, Climate Change Mitigation Policy.