Latvian film industry aims for climate neutrality

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On January 25, Environment Minister Arturs Toms Plešs and the management of the Latvian Film Service Producers Association have signed a memorandum of cooperation to aim for climate neutrality in the film industry.

"The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM) has identified the work on climate change mitigation as one of the priorities on the agenda, knowing that climate change will inevitably affect all sectors. This is why we can start cooperation with the film industry in Latvia, supporting its progress towards climate neutrality and climate-sustainability, which includes measures in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainable energy, green and smart technologies, and environmentally friendly transport, as well as informing and educating the public.

"The intention is to boost the growth of the film sector and increase export capacity, taking into account the growing interest in the availability of environmentally friendly solutions from foreign film producers. The availability of climate-friendly film services can form an important part of the industry in the economy and increase Latvia's importance internationally," VARAM said in a statement.

It is also planned to organize awareness-raising activities to ensure interest of every citizen towards climate neutrality. The Memorandum was concluded pursuant to the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 12 December 2015, which provides for global action to tackle climate change.

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