Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Supporting businesses in the area of the Ogre station, rebuilding a important street section and square in Ogre

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: August 31, 2020
Project end date: August 31, 2021


The project's objective is to stimulate commercial activity around the Ogre railway station by reconstructing a section of Skolas Street and the parking lot in Ogre. While the project primarily focuses on economic development, it also holds potential benefits for climate action and the environment.  The inclusion of pedestrian and bicycle paths within the project's scope promotes alternative modes of transportation, which have a positive environmental impact. By encouraging walking and cycling, the project reduces reliance on cars, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality.

Financial data

Total investment: 745 126.54 €. EU investment: 27267.50 € (3.6%).


The project's primary goal can be further elevated by embracing a more ambitious and holistic approach that prioritizes climate action and environmental sustainability. In addition to the proposed measures, it would be crucial to address the broader needs of urban communities in terms of creating greener, healthier, and more sustainable living spaces. To maximize the project's positive impact on climate, measures such as energy-efficient lighting, renewable energy integration, waste management initiatives, and green building practices should also be considered. Further, it is important to critically evaluate the reconstruction of the parking lot. While parking facilities may be necessary to support commercial activity, excessive focus on car infrastructure can perpetuate car dependency and contribute to environmental challenges such as congestion and air pollution. Considering the growing need to prioritize sustainable transportation options, it is necessary to ensure a balanced approach that supports public transit, cycling infrastructure, and pedestrian-friendly spaces, alongside parking provisions, to reduce the environmental impact associated with car use.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.