WEBINAR - Best practices from Finland


In the pursue to continue sharing good practices despite the current restrictions posed by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, experts from the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE, Slovenian Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning team with their Finnish colleagues from the LIFE IP CANEMURE project organised a webinar between 18- 19 May 2020. The video meeting, which included presenters from the LIFE IP CIRCWASTE project, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), and Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), focused on the topic of sustainable and related circular public procurements, energy-efficient buildings, and the prevention of food waste as crucial sectors on the path towards a carbon-neutral society.

On the first day, participants got acquainted with the already planned Finnish measures for the transition to a carbon-neutral society, practices to improve energy efficiency in buildings, related methods for the reuse of construction materials, and the Finnish sustainable and innovative public procurement system. Sustainable use of public funding is a key driver in the transition towards a circular economy. Implementing circular public procurement as part of national green and/or sustainable procurement processes represents a large part of efforts to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gasses. Slovenia is on the right track to start implementing the circular public procurement approach as it is already established in the Slovenian Public Procurement Act.

The purpose of the second day was to exchange experiences on methodologies for measuring food waste. Experts agreed that measures taken by countries when trying to halve the amount of food waste in line with United Nations targets should be based on well-developed methods for obtaining data on how much food is wasted in each country throughout the food chain. After presenting different methodologies for measuring food waste, they agreed that they are facing similar challenges and that both countries will be using a combination of different methods, which will lead to more accurate data. Furthermore, together with food chain stakeholders, they will identify the most pressing problems in each area and try to solve them.

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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%.

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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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Presentation of the Climate Café in Portorož

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Networking e-meeting with Interreg Central Europe- STREFOWA

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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.