Riga's revolution: other arenas of governance

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Inete Ielite chaired Session 3: Other arenas of governance at the conference City Halls to Cancun Corridors: Navigating climate change from local to global. This session looked at the development of alternative and possible competitive forums of governance in the battle against climate change and environmental protection.

Speakers included representatives from the Green Cross International Annapoorna Boccasam & Xavier Guijarro; Robert Yang of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute who discussed the responses of private firms to climate change; and Benoit Vermander, Director of the Taipei Ricci Institute, who talked about knowledge networks.

Riga has been taking a lead among the developing new EU nations in combating environmental degradation, poverty and social exclusion. Riga became the the first capital city to sign the European Convenant of Mayors which now has over 2000 signatories from different local authorities. A commitment to go "beyond the objectives of EU energy policy in terms of reduction in CO2 emissions through enhanced energy efficiency and cleaner energy production and use."

We also caught up with Inete individually, to ask her a bit more about the example of Riga.

Readers in Mainland China can watch here

Last modified on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 17:34
Inete Ielite

Riga Energy Agency,Latvia

Ms. Ielite has been involved in creating new legislation, policies andservices at local, national and international arena in the education, social and environment fields both through professional and voluntary work.

She has focused on building partnerships for development of communities with public and private sector and has managed large-scale EU-funded projects.
She holds L.M.M. in International and EU Law, and is proceeding with her PhD studies in economics and public affairs.

Since 2004 she has been deeply engaged in energy issues, in 2007 being appointed the Management Board Member of Riga Energy Agency. Ms Ielite is highly recognized by local authorities, professional and voluntary
organizations in Latvia and outside.

Ms. Inete Ielite is the Vice – Chair of the Management Committee for EU 2010 Year against Poverty and Social Exclusion in Latvia.




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