Transition to Low Carbon Society. Evaluation Methodology
Agronomy Research 2014
Silvija Nora Kalniņš, Jūlija Gušča, Sarma Valtere, Ruta Vanaga, Dagnija Blumberga

The need to resolve environmental pollution and climate change issues stimulate the introduction of new legislation to further lead to technological progress in the sphere of renewable energy sources and green technology. Nonetheless, the impact of the fragmented though concrete results-oriented activities on human development and on the transition to a low carbon society is difficult to assess. The paper describes a combined methodology for evaluation of the combined efforts contributing to transition to a low carbon society. The methodology includes 11 modules and encompasses the main drivers of sustainability and the thinking of a low carbon society– policy development (legislation), education and research, projects and programmes, and interest groups (stakeholders), which includes such groups as decision-makers, industries, educators NGOs and society as a whole. The results of the comprehensive evaluation provides points from which development activities can be launched in order to form a resilient, low carbon future.

climate change, programmes, policy, education, stakeholders, capacity development.

Kalniņš, S., Gušča, J., Valtere, S., Vanaga, R., Blumberga, D. Transition to Low Carbon Society. Evaluation Methodology. Agronomy Research, 2014, Vol.12, No.3, pp.851-862. ISSN 1406-894X.

Publication language
English (en)
The Scientific Library of the Riga Technical University.
E-mail:; Phone: +371 28399196