Following energy audits completed by UNDP Croatia, the
city has designated 10 public buildings (kindergartens, primary
schools) for the national energy efficiency program
and ten additional public buildings for the second phase of
the same program. The public procurement process is currently
underway. Project partner: Kampus d.o.o.
Previously all rainwater was transferred to the wastewater
treatment plant with a resultant loss of freshwater and undue
burden to the system, which used energy for treating fresh
rainwater in the same way as wastewater. Now, an alternate
system is being built to discharge rainwater into the stream
that passes through the city, restoring vibrancy to the stream,
making it more attractive and keeping its biodiversity alive.
Knowledge acquired from fourteen different partners in
fourteen EU countries with experience collecting and analyzing
climate change data, such as professional national
weather and climate institutions. The aim is to gain and
implement practical knowledge in several climate change
adaptation pilot projects.
An old orchard on the university campus has undergone extensive
replanting in which old and indigenous fruit trees
are being reintroduced alongside an educational project
that lets kindergarten children tend the orchard. The aim
is to collect and reintroduce resilient heirloom fruit varieties
requiring neither excessive amounts of water nor specially
treated and fertilized soil.
Acting Mayor Miel JakicCity of Koprivnica, Croatia