Over the past several months, we (self-described Team Latvia) have been working hard to decipher Latvian climate policy and to determine Latvia’s stake in the upcoming COP negotiations.  Latvia is a Baltic state, which gained its independence in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union.  The official Latvian Tourism Portal states that “the best thing about Latvia is that it is so compact.”  We believe Latvia’s small size is only one of its many assets.  We are also proud to note that all three of us could locate Latvia on a map before this project began.  Grant even has some family connections (Hawaii-Latvia, who knew?)
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But, to us, Latvia  is now no longer just a location far, far away on a map.  Having worked closely with members