Three4Climate: Cities from Germany and Slovenia explore climate action projects in Portugal

Another virtual study tour in the framework of the EUKI project Three4Climate took place this time to Braga and Loulé (Portugal). The multi-faceted three-day event included videos, expert presentations, “round tables” and networking sessions.

Common Agricultural Policy Contributions to Climate Protection in the EU

The project “Common Agricultural Policy Contributions to Climate Protection in the EU” enriches the technically sound dialogue between the EU and the German government on climate and agricultural policy.

Towards a Climate neutral EU: Funding and Incentives for a Transformative European Green Deal

The project “Towards a Climate neutral EU: Funding and Incentives for a Transformative European Green Deal” contributes to the alignment of EU fiscal policy to the European Green Deal.

EDAPHIC BLOOM DANUBE – Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in the Danube Delta

The project “Edaphic Bloom Danube aims at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in Romania’s Danube Delta by conserving organic soils and enhancing energy efficiency in buildings.

The publication “Small Biogas Plants” provides general information to farmers, ministries, and professionals about small biogas plants for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from animal husbandry. It explains why small biogas plants matter, what impact manure has on the environment, what the challenges and benefits of biogas plants are, and finally offers two examples of good practice.

Forests for Future

Forests for Future

Adapting forest management approaches to maintain or even increase carbon storage in Slovenian forests without compromising the economic revenues and other benefits that forests provide.


Background

Slovenian forestry is state-of-the-art in Europe and the world. However, so far climate change mitigation and carbon sequestration were not the main focuses when managing forests. Therefore, forests hold an enormous, yet untapped potential to bring the country closer to achieving net-zero carbon emissions. Since forests are one of the major land covers in Europe, they should be better utilized as part of Nature-based-Solutions to address and mitigate climate change and provide multiple and cross-sectoral benefits to society.

Healthy treetops are visible, but forest managers need to recognize early warnings.

Healthy treetops are visible, but forest managers need to recognize early warnings. Photo: (c) Suzana Podvinšek


Project

Adapting forest management approaches and plans is key in this effort. Forests for Future develops forest management approaches that will contribute to the greater absorption of CO2 – without compromising the economic revenues and other benefits that the Slovenian forests provide.

It is important to recognize that different types of prevailing forests develop differently. Between them, the amount of carbon stored – within living and dead biomass, as well as in the soils – varies widely. Therefore, depending on the type of forest, different measures evoke different responses. The project analyses and models these responses with regard to their climate mitigation potential. It thus provides the evidence needed to initiate necessary wide-ranging changes in the forestry practice.

Forests for Future makes use of the developed forest development model, new forest management scenarios and proposed measures in two ways. First, they go into policy recommendations addressed at relevant ministries. Second, they inform the guidelines for forestry management planning on the national level. Moreover, the project organizes trainings for all forest management planners in the country on how to make best use of the recommendations and guidelines developed.

To ensure the use of successful methods across Europe and beyond, the project communicates best practices via scientific literature.

Forests help mitigating CO2, but need to be maintained sustainably.

Forests help mitigating CO2, but need to be maintained sustainably. Photo: (c) Ivan Vrhnjak




Project information

Updated: January 2021

Countries: Slovenia

Project duration: 11/20 - 02/23

Funding: 401,705 €

Target groups: Cities, towns and municipalities, Experts, Governments

Implementing organisation: Slovenia Forest Service

Partners: University of Ljubljana


Contact Person:

Ms Živa Bončina

Organisation:
Slovenia Forest Service

Address:
Večna pot 2
1001 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Email:
ziva.boncinazgs.gov.si


EUKI

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

Potsdamer Platz 10,
10117 Berlin – Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)30 338424 570
infoeuki.de

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI):

This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information on the EUKI: www.euki.de

Biogas Initiative for Agriculture

The “Biogas Initiative for Agriculture” promotes the use of biogas technology on small and medium-sized livestock farms in Serbia in order to reduce CO2 emissions in agriculture.

BEACON Virtual Workshop on Nature-based Solutions

The BEACON project brought together more than 50 representatives from 24 municipalities and 6 countries in a two-day virtual workshop to discuss strategies to tackle climate change in their communities with the help of Nature-based Solutions.

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Agriculture and Climate Change: Possibilities to Reduce Agricultural Emissions

CEEweb for Biodiversity organised its second national workshop for Hungarian stakeholders from the field of agriculture.

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Workshop: Üvegházhatású gázok kibocsátásának csökkentése az agráriumban

An Unavoidable Step after Paris: Cutting Emissions from Farming

The last of the five national workshops on agriculture and climate under the “Cutting emissions from farming” project has been scheduled for the 30th of January. It will take place in Budapest and the language will be Hungarian.