Climate change

Healthy and biodiverse nature helps adapt to climate change

Human activities (fossil fuel-based energy production, transport, agriculture, and forestry) produce large quantities of greenhouse gases, which in turn cause climate change. Climate change brings with it a number of serious consequences. Not all of them are visible everywhere with the naked eye, and there are also some consequences with a longer wind up than others. For example, droughts and storms are becoming more frequent in Estonia, and pests such as the European spruce bark beetle have also begun to spread more rapidly.

Slowing and adapting to climate change is the greatest challenge facing the current century, to which all countries must contribute. It is a healthy and diverse natural environment that is the key to adapting to change. Also, the pooling of the earth’s resources is much more economical than before. Estonia can be a leader and guide for climate policy in Europe.

What are we doing in the area of climate?
  • We participate and speak up in regards to the country’s climate decisions and run a climate school for decision-makers.
  • We are committed to ensuring that Estonia switches from using fossil fuels to renewable energy quickly, but while preserving nature.
  • We are working to ensure that a science-based understanding of climate change, its causes, effects and solutions, spreads within Estonian society.
  • We are restoring mires.
  • We stand for a strong climate law.
  • We will explore and introduce economic practices that are more climate-friendly than existing practices, such as continuous cover forestry and wetland cultivation.
Learn more on the climate change website