Invitation to the seminar "Eutrophication beyond 2020: Rewriting the old fairy tale – new pathways to a happy ending"

Seminar on 4th June 2018, 13:30 – 18:30 (Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel)Accompanying the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR, Tallinn, 4-5 June 2018 In the current EUSBSR eutrophication has been looked at from a bio-physical context: farming causing nutrient pressure, nitrogen and phosphorus load,...more


!!! BEF Latvia celebrates it's 15th anniversary!!!

 On June 4 – the date when our organization - Baltic Environmental Forum-Latvia - was officially registered in the register of public bodies. And we are looking forward to celebrate our 15th anniversary! Please read more abut us here.  more


SAVE THE DATE: ResponSEAble project will hold a seminar “Eutrophication beyond 2020"

The event is called “Eutrophication beyond 2020:  Rewriting the old fairy tale – new pathways to a happy ending”. Seminar will be hold on 4th June 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia aiming at adding ocean literacy to the forthcoming update of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea (EUSBSR). We want...more


SAVE THE DATE!!! LIFE Viva Grass project invites to the seminar “Integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning – for sustainable land-use in grasslands and beyond”

By keeping a well-started tradition to organize acknowledged, interesting and wholesome international events in spring, the LIFE Viva Grass project invites to the seminar “Integrating ecosystem service concept into spatial planning – for sustainable land-use in grasslands and beyond”, to be held in ...more


Baltic Environmental Forum-Latvia has started to implement new INTERREG sustainable urban mobility and commuting project

Suburban-city commuter mobility in BSR cities is dominated by an individual car-based mobility. This is often due to weak and highly subsidized public transport with usage barriers like different providers, poorly synchronized timetables, a lack of integration of other modes (combination of bike and...more


Welcome to INTENSSS-PA Project data base

The main aim of INTENSSS-PA Project is to develop and implement institutional and human capacity building process related to sustainable energy planning and energy projects implementation.  Generally, project is addressed to public authorities and other stakeholders (e.g. organizations form dif...more


Hightlited green transport activites in Zemgale Planning Region

Continuing activities in the field of green transport the most up-to-date solutions in the use of renewable energy sources in Zemgale Planning Region was discussed. Stakeholders - state institutions, planning regions, municipalities, associations, scientists and road carriers - also actively partici...more


3 projects presented in the meeting of current LIFE program projects in Latvia

Wednesday, 23rd August within the framework of the project "Capacity Building for LIFE program implementation in Latvia" (CAP LIFE LAT) the meeting of current LIFE program projects in Latvia was held.This was the second meeting (the previous one took place on 27 of May 2016) with&nbsp...more


Ecosystem Services Platform meeting “COSTING THE EARTH? – translating the ecosystem services concept into practical decision making”

Despite widespread conservation efforts there is a growing argument that traditional approaches have failed to stem the tide of biodiversity loss. One potential solution, increasing in popularity as well as generating controversy, is to assign values to the benefits that ecosystems provide for human...more


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We wish you a lot of inspiration, success and professional challenges!  more


Project LIFE Viva Grass presented in the international conference "Local communities, cultural landscapes and heritage"

Environmental Board of Estonia in cooperation with Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Arts and ICOMOS Estonia organised international conference “Local communities, cultural landscapes and heritage“ in 6-8 October 2016 in Lahemaa National Park manors and villages. The conferen...more


Baltic Environmental Forum-Latvia experts participated in the in the European Ecosystem Services 2016 conference

Conference was held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 19-22, and the theme “Helping nature to help us” focused on the important role that healthy ecosystems play in supporting human well-being and the protection of nature. This conference was the biggest European event in 2016 that linked science,...more


New brochure in the frame of LIFE Viva Grass project

The brochure “Viable grassland management – experience, challenges and opportunities” summarises the information on existing good practice and provides some recommendations for the Baltic States to overcome the challenges related to the maintenance of valuable semi-natural grasslands. The ...more


European Commissioner for the Environment will take part in the campaign Think before you buy

This year, on January 8, European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will visit one of the campaign's Think before you buy venues in Riga - the construction materials shop K-Rauta - Lucavsala. The campaign is co-financed by LIFE programme, the EU funding i...more


Ukrainian delegation visit to Latvia

On 10-11 December 2014 the Baltic Environmental Forum in collaboration with "Jelgava Real Estate Management" and Riga Municipal Agency "Riga Energy Agency" organized an expert roundtable discussion about experience in energy-efficient renovation works of apartment buildings in Je...more


Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU started!

Latvia took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from Italy and it will be held until June 30 2015. Full information about the latest news, events and practical information available at EU2015.LV , the "home" of the Presidency - a dynamic platform that not only contains key inform...more


We invite you to participate in an international seminar „Sustainable grassland management: biodiversity conservation and alternative uses of grassland biomass”

The goal of the seminar is to exchange experience between experts and discuss possible and optimum solutions for nature conservation and energy production from biomass obtained in natural and semi-natural grasslands e.g., combustion, production of biogas, biobuthanol as well as high quality fora...more


Invitation to the conference on “The interlink between MSFD and MSP”

The conference on “The interlink between MSFD and MSP” will be held in Riga, Latvia in October 21-22, 2014.  This is a joint conference of two regional projects, “Innovative marine biodiversity indicators and monitoring and assessment of conservation status of nature values in the Bal...more


Baltic Environmnetal Forum-Latvia has started to implement new LIFE+ Environment policy and governance project

Marginal agricultural areas in Europe, remote from geographical perspective or not suitable for intensive agriculture, are still hosting high biodiversity of natural and semi-natural grassland that has formed through interaction between various ecosystems and extensive farming practices. However, du...more


Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum - save the date!

17th – 18th June, 2014 Riga, LatviaThe purpose of the Forum: Bring together practitioners and researchers interested in maritime spatial planning (MSP), as well as policy makers and stakeholders involved in marine and coastal activities;Show experiences and practices on MSP approaches and marine re...more


Workshop on biodiversity assessment and costs of marine biodiversity monitoring programme

The workshop to exchange experience on integrated, indicator based marine biodiversity assessment schemes and tools and to examine issue on cost implications of introducing new monitoring methods for building policy compliant national monitoring programs for marine biodiversity assessment will be he...more


Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia has started to implement the project “Strengthening cooperation and experience exchange of NGOs to promote energy smart living”

Project aim:The project aims to strengthen cooperation of Baltic and Nordic NGOs to optimise approaches for more efficient involvement of civic society in energy smart living.Project description and main activities:  There are plenty of options for small things anyone can do for energy sma...more