No. 44




No. 44, December 2021

In focus: climate change and green transition

Climatologist Andres Tarand outlines climate change in Estonia both long-term as well as over the recent decades.

European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson offers a thorough analysis of the European Union climate package “Fit for 55”.

The interview with the Director of Climate Change Policy Group and Lecturer at Cambridge University Annela Anger-Kraav focuses on the COP26 Climate Change Conference and Estonia’s position.

Director of Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre Lauri Tammiste analyses the goals that have been set and Estonia’s ability to reach these.

Climate activist and student Kertu Birgit Anton provides a critical view of the climate changes and ways to mitigate these.

Light is shown on the green transition from different angles by Timo Tatar, Jüri Rass, Ivo Jaanisoo, Kai Rosin, Margit Keller, Triin Vihalemm, Leho Ainsaar, Anne Menert, Kaia Tõnsuaadu, Enn Lust, Kalle Kirsimäe, Markus Somp, Aaro Hazak, and Kadri Männasoo.

RiTo also looks at support measures for non-profit organisations, how family policy relates to birth rate, increased percentage of teleservices in health care, and the possibilities for reorganising sociotechnical systems. In the history column, Tunne Kelam writes about the Baltic Sea Strategy initiative.

Editor-in-Chief’s Column

RiTo conversation circle

  • There Are Many Opportunities Hidden in the Changes Relating to the Green Transition

    The panel discussion of the representatives of the political groups of the Riigikogu on 20 October 2021 focused on the green transition, Estonia’s contribution to it and our capability to meet the targets the European Commission set out in its ambitious package of ideas “Fit for 55”. The panellists were Yoko Alender (Reform Party), Heiki Hepner (Isamaa), Erki Savisaar (Centre Party) and Riina Sikkut (Social Democratic Party). The discussion was moderated by Tiina Kaalep, Editor-in-Chief of Riigikogu Toimetised.