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On Wednesday, 8 June 2022, the international conference entitled "With successful practices to climate neutrality", which was part of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project, took place at the Austria Trend Hotel in Ljubljana.

The 60th edition of the construction fair will take place between 6 and 10 April at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, featuring 250 companies from 23 countries. This year’s focus will be on environmentally friendly and energy-efficient solutions, together creating a comfortable and safe home.

Due to climate change, European forests are facing an enormous challenge. The resilience and stability of forests must be increased today in order to preserve them and reduce the effects of climate change in the future. We will attempt to answer a few questions about how to achieve that at the international summer school "Strengthening the resilience of forests to climate change", organised in Postojna between 18 and 22 July by the Slovenian Forestry Institute as part of the LIFE-IP CARE4CLIMATE project 2022. The programme is aimed at BSc forestry students from Slovenia and EU member states. The emphasis of the programme will be on silvicultural solutions and good practices that have proved successful in Europe in strengthening the resilience of forests to climate change.

Umanotera, in cooperation with Ljubljana Tourism, staged an exhibition on the Krakovo Embankment entitled On the Hot Side of the Alps – Life in the Time of Climate Change. The exhibition portrays the consequences of climate change that will be felt in Slovenia if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced quickly and decisively. The new, expanded edition of the exhibition, which has been touring Slovenia for a year, also shows the clearly visible climate changes that have already taken place in Slovenia.

The Eco Fund is again offering incentives for pilot projects involving the complete renovation of multi-dwelling buildings, co-financed with new financial instruments – a loan from the reserve fund or energy contracting and a subsidy of up to 50%.

You are kindly invited to attend the 2022 International Summer School of Political Ecology – New Concepts for Just Transitions: Towards living well within planetary boundaries, which will take place between 27 June and 1 July 2022 at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana.

"The time to set goals and discuss strategies has passed. Now is the time to act," says Dr Jonas Sonnenschein from Umanotera, which decided that this year’s national conference topic will be community solar power stations, precisely because of the important role they can play in the necessary speedy decarbonisation of the electricity power supply in Slovenia. More than 140 participants, including representatives of municipalities, regional development and energy agencies and state administrations, as well as representatives of civil initiatives, non-governmental organisations, research institutions and companies, attended the conference to learn about the new legal framework and inspiring successful practices from Slovenia and abroad.

A food waste kitchen diary is a diary for recording the amount of food waste produced in a household. For seven consecutive days, households participating in the study will record the type of food they throw away (e.g. bakery products, dairy products, pasta, etc.) and its composition – edible and inedible parts, and indicate how the food was treated – whether it was disposed of as biological waste or composted.

On Friday, 14 May 2021, the Slovenian Forestry Institute (GIS), in cooperation with the partners in the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project, organised an online consultation session entitled Partnership for Sustainable Land Use and Forestry. The purpose of the event was to shed light on the "land use, land-use change, and forestry – LULUCF" (sector) and possibilities to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the sector and disseminate information and awareness among the general and expert public on the role of LULUCF in achieving the EU’s climate goals (2030–2050). The formation of the "Partnership for Sustainable Land Use and Forestry" (more than 70 participants joined the partnership at the meeting!) will strive to improve cooperation between key institutions and encourage the general public to become actively involved in climate change mitigation activities in this area. The partnership will bring together the agricultural, forestry, wood processing and environmental sectors to develop new strategies for climate change mitigation.

Soil processes are affected by various factors, including management methods and land use, e.g. in agriculture. Soil can be a GHG source or sink. This can be established by direct measurement in the field, namely with special sensors for greenhouse gas measurement. Based on information about emissions, activities can be adapted or measures for their reduction can be implemented.

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