Towards a climate neutral EU:
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Purchase of electric buses for the city of Riga

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: August 17, 2022
Project end date: December 23, 2023


The aim of the project is to increase the share of electric transport in the provision of daily public transport services in Riga and to increase the number of passengers who use environmentally friendly public transport. The project envisages the purchase of 35 new industrially produced electric buses, which will replace the currently used obsolete internal combustion engine EURO2 and EURO3 emission standard buses.

Financial data

Total investment: 25 867 328.75 €. EU investment: 18 171 264.00 € (70,2%).


Replacing EURO2 and EURO3 emission standard buses is a necessity. There are concerns that buying electric buses without insuring charging infrastructure might put this whole project at risk.

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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.