Climate Bridges strengthens climate protection in the Dinaric countries in the Western Balkans, by establishing a networking platform (Dinaric Climate Network-DCN). The platform supports the implementation of the recently agreed Green Agenda for the Western Balkan (aligns with the EU Green Deal), at the regional and local level. It involves a wide range of stakeholders, fosters exchange and discussion, among civil society organizations and (semi)governmental bodies.

This is supported by the experiences gained from similar processes in the Alps, like the Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action or the Alpine Climate Board.

Outputs are:

  • to establish the Dinaric Climate Network (DCN) to foster trans-national climate governance;
  • to carry out a good practice competition on climate protection in the Dinaric countries with an award ceremony;
  • to elaborate 3 climate strategies/action plans based on the Green Agenda for 3 pilot regions in the Dinaric countries with twinning regions in the Alps.

CENER 21, as one of the 4 implementing partners, will:

  • Support the elaboration of the criteria for the selection of good practices (AI. 1);
  • Contribute to the stakeholder landscape (AI. 2);
  • Support the elaboration of the website, communicate tender for competition via internal and external media channels (AI.3);
  • Organize the award ceremony as conference with training modules and workshops in collaboration with CIPRA (AI.4);
  • Acquire 1 pilot region (AII.1);
  • Analyze already existing climate strategies and summarize them, co-organize the workshop on improvements of climate strategies, draft the final climate strategies together with local partners and external consultant (AII.2);
  • Organize 4 workshops for pilot regions and participate in study trip (AII.3);
  • Support the assessment of the regulatory framework (AIII.1);
  • Participate in exchange with Alpine Climate Board and acquire stakeholders (AIII.2);
  • Organize the final conference together with URI and Zelena Istra (AIII.3).

Photo credit: Kalkalpen National Park/ by Udo Gattenloehner