In April, 2007, Center of Environmental Policy together with partners Aleksandras Stulginskis University and Institute of Agricultural resources and Economics (Latvia) started implementation of the project „Optimal catch crop solutions to reduce pollution in the transboundary Venta and Lielupe river basins“ supported by Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border cooperation programme 2014-2020. Read More

Marine Strategy Directive Implementation in Turkey

On February 2016, together with experts from NIRAS IC Sp. Z.o.o. (Poland) and other countries we started implementation of the Project “Capacity building on Marine Strategy Framework Directive in Turkey” (EuropeAid/135965/IH/SER/TR). The Project consists of two components: 1) Technical and administrative capacity building for future transposition and implementation of the MSFD and 2) Steps towards implementation of the Directive in selected regions of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Our expert is responsible for the economic and social analysis in accordance with the MSFD.

LIFE fit for REACH

With colleagues from the other Baltic countries, we have just started a project “LIFE fit for REACH. Baltic pilot cases on reduction of emissions by substitution of hazardous chemicals and resource efficiency”. The project is aimed at: (a) protecting the environment and human health by making REACH implementation more effective, (b) increasing the knowledge and capacities of downstream SMEs in the Baltic States, (c) demonstrating effective substitution and resource efficiency cases in phasing out hazardous substances, and (d) engaging industry beyond project consortium and enhancing society dialogue: greening procurement, consumption, etc.


Employees of the Center for Environmental Policy have contributed to the following publications:

H. Ahtiainen, J. Artell, M. Czajkowski, B. Hasler, L. Hasselstrom, A. Huhtala, J. Meyerhoff, J.C.R. Smart, T. Soderqvist, M.H. Alemu, D. Angeli, K. Dahlbo, V. Fleming-Lehtinen, K. Hyytiainen,A. Karloseva, Y. Khaleeva, M. Maar, L. Martinsen,T. Nommann, K. Pakalniete, I. Oskolokaitė & D. Semėnienė. 2014. Benefits of meeting nutrient reduction targets for the Baltic Sea – a contingent valuation study in the nine coastal states. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy

J. Vaitiekūnienė, T. Virbickas, D. Daunys, J. Taminskas, M. Gregorauskas, A. Klimas, A. Domaševičius, B. Paukštys, A. Štuopis, G. Drevalienė, G. Valiuškevičius, A. Bukantis, E. Stonevičius, E. Rimkus, J. Kražys, A. Štaras, A. Povilaitis, A. Rimkus, J. Kažys, A. Štaras, A. Povilaitis, P. Punys, D. Semėnienė, I. Oskolokaitė, V. Langas, I. Strazdaitė. 2011. Lietuvos vandens telkinių būklė ir ūkinės veiklos poveikis. Atsakingasis redaktorius Bernardas Paukštys. ISBN 978-609-95357-0-8, Vilnius.

D. Semėnienė, I. Oskolokaitė, J. Vaitiekūnienė, S. Valatka, T. Virbickas,. B. Paukštys, A. Povilaitis, P. Punys, I. Strazdaitė. 2011. Lietuvos vandens telkinių būklės gerinimo priemonės. Atsakingasis redaktorius Bernardas Paukštys. ISBN 978-609-95357-1-5, Vilnius.

U. Yetis, H. Yukseler, S. Valatka, S. Girgin, D. Semėnienė, M. Kerestecioglu,  M. Jacobsen. 2013. Implementation of the European Union’s Nitrates Directive in Turkey. Desalination and Water Treatment. ISSN 1944-3994 (Print), 1944-3986 (Online).

H. Yukseler, S. Girgin, U. Yetis, S. Valatka, D. Semėnienė, M. Kerestecioglu, M. Jacobsen.  2009. Implementation of the European Union's Bathing Water Directive in Turkey. Journal of Environmental Management.. ISSN: 03014797, Vol: 90 (8) June, 2009. 2780-2784 p.

R. Bubnienė, D. Štreimikienė. 2005. The Impact of Carbon Tax on GHG Emission Reduction and Economy.  Inžinerinė ekonomika, KTU, 2005 (1). ISSN 1392 - 2785.

J. Topilko. D. Žarkov, E. Lagzdina, M. Säre. 2004. Public Participation In Water Management In The Eastern Baltic Sea Region. Global Water Partnership CEE, Public Participation Task Force, Tartu, Riga, Vilnius, Gdansk.

S. Valatka. 2004. Lithuanian water sector: the challenges of EU accession. Vesitalous 2/2004, ISSN 0505-3838. 12-15p.

D. Žarkov, R. Ščeponavičiūtė, R. Linkevičienė, J. Morkvėnaitė. 2003. Public participation in water management in Lithuania.Aplinkos apsaugos politikos centras. 52p.

D. Semėnienė, L. Čekanavičius. 2003. The Cost of Pollution. Environmental Economics. Environmental Science, The Baltic University Publication, Uppsala.

D. Semėnienė, R. Bluffstone, J. Jantzen. 2003. How much will it Cost to Join the Club? The Costs of Approximating Lithuania's Environmental Laws with those of the European Union.Environmental and Resource Economics.

R. Bubnienė. 2002. Transition of Lithuanian Environmental Policy - the way towards sustainability. Global Environmental Change and the Nation State: Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Biermann, Frank/Brohm, Rainer/Dingwerth, Klaus (eds.).

R. Bubienė, Z. Dudutytė, E. Greimas, I. Kubilius, R. Lenkaitis, J. Mačiūnaitė, M. Raulinaitis, D. Semėnienė, E. Taločkaitė, L. Vainius, S. Valatka. 2002. European Union environmental policy and implementation of it's requirements in Lithuania. Center for Environmental Policy, IBSN 9986-767-07-5. 114p.

A. Lääne, H. Pitkänen, B. Arheimer, H. Behrent, W. Jarosinski, S. Lucane, K. Pachel, A. Räike, A. Shekhovtsov, L. M. Svendsen and S. Valatka. 2002. Evaluation of the implementation of the 1988 Ministerial Declaration regarding nutrient load reductions in the Baltic Sea catchment area.Finish Environmental Institute, Helsinki, 195 p.

D. Semėnienė, A. Kundrotas. Costs for Approximation to the EU: water sector. 1999. Geologijos Akiraciai

D. Semėnienė, J. Varneckienė. 1999. Environmental Economic Instruments in Lithuania.Sourcebook on Economic Instruments for Environmental Policy - Central and Eastern Europe, The Regional Environmental Center, Szentendre.

D. Semėnienė, L. Čekanavičius. 1997. Implementing Environmental Policies - the Role for Economic Instruments. Ecological Economics: Markets, Prices and Budgets in a Sustainable Society, The Baltic University