Climate Café – sustainable mobility in practice

The first of the Climate Café events took place on Monday, 19 September, as part of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project. The event was launched during European Mobility Week in cooperation with the European Commission in Slovenia and IPOP – Institute for Spatial Policies. The theme of sustainable mobility in practice was accompanied by a diverse programme of events.

The guests of the Climate Café were Dr Jerneja Jug Jerše, Head of European Commission Representation in Slovenia, Dr Aidan Cerar from IPOP – Institute for Spatial Policies, and a regular public transport user Eva Omahen, who all spoke with Maša Pavoković about sustainable mobility in practice.

The panellists acknowledged the benefits of using active forms of mobility and public passenger transport, and agreed that sustainable forms of mobility are becoming increasingly diverse, attractive and accessible.

Dr Jug Jerše drew attention to a number of ambitious projects being implemented at the European Union level. She highlighted the NextGenerationEU financial package, which will enable Europe to move to a higher level of development through green investments in, for example, the improvement of railways and legislation on public passenger transport.

Slovenians' travel habits have changed over the last few years. According to Dr Aidan Cerar, short commutes by car have decreased, which is (especially in larger cities) the effect of closing streets and city centres to traffic or opening them up to pedestrians and cyclists. Such a measure has generally been well received in the long term, which Dr Cerar also substantiated with the achievements of the IPOP Safe School Arrivals project.

Eva Omahen emphasised that due to short distances in Slovenia, travelling with public passenger transport is easy and affordable, and could therefore, in her view, be used more frequently by Slovenians.

The panellists agreed that significant improvements were still needed in public passenger transport in Slovenia, but we could start changing our travel habits where it is easiest – short distances of up to two kilometres can be travelled either on foot or by bicycle.

The event was enriched by a well-prepared accompanying programme. It also featured an all-day bike repair shop, masterfully provided by Depo reuse centre in Vrhnika. Guests and passers-by were able to enjoy fair-trade coffee from the Buna cooperative and a fair-trade 'kifeljc' (croissant) made in Slovenia with ingredients of verified Slovenian origin. Passers-by also tested their knowledge on climate change on the climate wheel of fortune, learned a thing or two and earned practical sustainability prizes.

The Climate Café continues its journey to Portorož on 15 October, where the focus will be on energy efficiency. More information will be available soon.

We look forward to having you join us!

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society Green public procurement Food waste 20.5.20

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 4.3.20

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 29.11.21

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 Hack4Climate-EN 20.10.22

Presentation of the Climate Café in Portorož

On Saturday, 15 October, the Grando salt warehouse in Portorož hosted the second Climate Café as part of the events marking Piran’s municipal holiday.

News Raising awareness and capacity building for the transition to a low-carbon society Food waste 22.9.20

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 28.8.20

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 26.8.20

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.