Towards a climate neutral EU:
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Supporting energy and climate adaptation policies at the local level in Slovenia and Italy

Organisation: Umanotera Website: Added: July 12, 2023
Project start date: November 01, 2018
Project end date: April 30, 2022


The project "SECAP - Supporting energy and climate adaptation policies" offered practical support to the municipalities of the partner areas in Slovenia and Italy for the implementation of sustainable energy and climate adaptation policies. The project accompanied the transition from outdated local Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) to more comprehensive up to date Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP). The main objective of the project was to improve energy planning by local operators, focusing on energy saving, renewable energy, the reduction of CO2 emissions and adaptation measures related to the impacts of climate change. Activities included the development of a transnational strategy, guidelines for municipalities, feasibility studies, pilot projects, capacity building workshops and the joint development of SECAPs for 9 municipalities in the region. While the focus of the project was to strategically plan concrete climate action at the local level, it will be important to follow up and ensure implementation. One shortcoming of the existing municipals SEAPs in Slovenia was that only few of their suggested actions were implemented. Considering the urgency of climate change, this has to change for the updated SECAPs.

Financial data

2.940.351 EUR, of which 85% from EU


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Other info

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.