60th edition of the DOM Fair

Visitors can get to know various services and products, system solutions and advanced technologies for home, construction and energy-efficient joinery, heating and cooling systems, furnishings, security and landscaping. The fair opened with an address by Dr Marjana Šijanec Zavrl from the ZRMK Building and Civil Engineering Institute, who stressed the importance of sustainable construction and nearly zero-energy buildings. "Every decision made by a builder and every intervention in the building has long-term effects on the economics of the building and the life in it, on the environmental burden, healthy living and satisfaction with the use of the building," she said. The Quality Label in Construction (of the Chamber of Local Public Economy), the Slovenian national environmental certificate in construction, was also awarded. It designates products, services, devices and technologies that meet the highest quality requirements, also on an international level. Important aspects of the fair include air conditioning systems, building materials, joinery and, in terms of materials, wood. The fair is an overview of novelties, innovations and the most advanced products and services related to home construction or renovation; two of the highlights are ZRMK and the Ensvet consultancy, which allows fair visitors to learn first-hand about the planning and building of nearly zero-energy houses and renovation. Every day, visitors can get advice from the independent experts of the ZRMK Building and Civil Engineering Institute, who give lectures on complete building renovation for the decarbonisation of the building fund and individual consulting (the schedule is availablehere), and  the Ensvet network – Eco Fund (the schedule is available here). As part of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project, the ZRMK Building and Civil Engineering Institute, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, is also organising a workshop on sustainable building indicators based on the EU Level(s) framework and their testing and pilot use. The workshop will be held live on Friday, 8 April 2022, between 10:00 and 12:00 at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, FORUM Hall. The workshop invitation and programme are available here. The fair catalogue, which is available here, contains articles written at the ZRMK Building and Civil Engineering Institute. For more information about the fair, click here. You are warmly invited!

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society Green public procurement Food waste

WEBINAR - Best practices from Finland

Webinar about sustainable public procurement, energy-efficient buildings and handling of food waste

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%.

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society

The Political and Legislative Background of Climate Change Mitigation

As part of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project, Umanotera prepared a document entitled The Political and Legislative Background of Climate Change Mitigation, which presents key institutions and political processes in the field of climate change, the European Union's climate and energy policy, and Slovenia's climate and energy policy.

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society

The Enough for All Conference: A solar power station in every community

"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.

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society Food waste

Networking e-meeting with Interreg Central Europe- STREFOWA

Insights on the logistical aspects of hackathons through networking.

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society

LIFE IP Care4Climate: With music towards a low-carbon society

The Slovenian National Youth Orchestra (SMO) will perform at the Ljubljana Festival 2020 together with special guests under the motto – We Have Only 1 Planet!

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society

LIFE IP Care4Climate: the transition to a low-carbon society with music

On Saturday, 29 August 2020, a concert of the Slovenian National Youth Orchestra (SMO) under the slogan We Only Have 1 Planet will take place as part of the Ljubljana Festival. Come to Kongresni trg in Ljubljana, where you will be able to listen to the most beautiful classical and pop arrangements from 8:30 pm onwards!

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.

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.

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society

Formation of the Partnership for Sustainable Land Use and Forestry

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.