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Is sustainable management of mineral resources ensured in Latvia?

Mineral resources are not managed sustainably in Latvia which does not contribute to the development of the national economy. There are several reasons for this situation such as a lack of a comprehensive strategy for the use of subsoil, a lack of complete, high-quality, and timely information about national mineral resources, a lack of structured data and risk-based inspections, and incomplete laws and regulations on renaturalisation of mineral resource extraction sites.

Sectors

Regional development and local and regional governments Environmental protection E-government

Type

Combined (compliance / performance)

Number

2.4.1-15/2021

Department

The Fourth Audit Department

Date of publication

17.03.2023.

Audited period

01.01.2019. - 30.06.2022.

Decision date

28.02.2023.

Audited entities

  • Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

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