Exhibition on the Krakovo Embankment: On the Hot Side of the Alps

The exhibition will be on display on the Krakovo Embankment until World Earth Day, 22 April. The exhibition opening comes at a time when extreme weather events around the world are once again showing us that we are in the middle of a climate crisis. Temperatures are 30°C above average in parts of the Arctic, and even more than 40°C above the normal seasonal levels in Antarctica. The Horn of Africa has missed three consecutive rainy seasons, as a result of which one of the longest droughts in recent decades will jeopardise the safe supply of food for millions of people. In Slovenia, an extremely long dry period has already led to the first forest fires. Jonas Sonnenschein, Umanotera: “There have always been record-breaking weather events, but their frequency and intensity in recent years are so beyond what we used to consider normal that it has become clear: these are extreme conditions. The aim of the exhibition On the Hot Side of the Alps is to emphasise that climate change is not a distant problem in other regions in the world, but that the trends in Slovenia are already very disconcerting today and that increasingly worse consequences can be expected in the future if high greenhouse gas emissions continue." At the location of the exhibition – in the capital – the first consequences of global warming are clearly starting to show in the form of increasing summer heat, extreme precipitation events and the wider spread of the tiger mosquito. The number of hot days per year with a temperature exceeding 30°C has increased from 10 to more than 25 in the last 40 years. The consequences of extreme precipitation events were clearly visible on 29 September 2021, when a record 94mm of rain fell in Ljubljana in just one hour, turning the small creek of Gradaščica, which flows into the Ljubljanica right under the exhibition site, into a torrential river. Roads, underpasses and numerous buildings were flooded and the extent of the material damage was significant. If large greenhouse gas emissions continue, this will lead to a dangerous exacerbation of climate change consequences in the future. However, the aim of the exhibition is not to inspire fear, but to call attention to the fact that swift and ambitious action can still prevent the most dangerous consequences of climate change. The last part of the exhibition therefore focuses on climate change mitigation measures and the role of the State, local communities and each individual in the transition to a climate-neutral society. The exhibition, created by Umanotera as part of the CARE4CLIMATE project based on the assessment of climate change in Slovenia until the end of the 21st century made by the Slovenian Environment Agency, displays photographs of six well-known sites around Slovenia – Ljubljana, Lipica, Pohorje, Ptuj, Mangart and Piran – today and at the end of the 21st century if the darkest scenario of continued large global greenhouse gas emissions transpires. The exhibition also shows the anticipated impact of climate change on food production, water supply, health and migration. A virtual version of the exhibition On the Hot Side of the Alps is available here.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.