Latvian Stakeholders meeting in Salacgriva

Salacgriva is the one of the most advanced local municipalities in Latvia with respect to collaborative environmental governance. The municipality is characterized by a long shore line that stretches for 55 km and a disperse population with average density only around 12 pers/km2. The territory faces a problem of unsustainable use of coastal resources for several reasons, particularly insufficient capacity for coastal governance at the local level that is combined with governance shortcomings at the higher administrative level (national, regional), as well as due to climate change impacts from which additional risks evolve on the use of coastal resources.  Efficient collaborative governance that involves all stake-holders and governance levels shall be implemented with aim to ensure sustainable and multi-functional use of coastal resources and improve integration of the coastal issues into municipal planning processes and policy documents, especially, through spatial planning activity.