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Climate bridges to south-eastern Europe

May 05, 2022 / Veronika Hribernik, CIPRA International
The Climate Bridges project strengthens cooperation for transnational climate protection in the Western Balkans. Together with other NGOs, CIPRA Lab is setting up a network platform for this purpose – and is looking for good climate protection examples from south-eastern Europe.
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Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is one of the oldest national parks in south-eastern Europe and a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. (c) Michael Rehm, Pixabay

“With our Good Practice Call we want to motivate the people behind regional climate actions to share their projects with our community” explains Paula Duske, Project Manager at CIPRA International Lab. “The call is intended to bring together local actors, inspire them and trigger cross-border cooperation.” Individuals and organisations can submit their climate projects in southeast Europe in the areas of decarbonisation, circular economy, biodiversity and nature conservation, sustainable agriculture, or pollution until 30 June at

The network supports the implementation of the “Green Agenda” for the Western Balkans along the lines of the EU’s Green Deal at regional and local level. It involves a broad spectrum of stakeholders and promotes exchanges and discussion between civil society organisations and government agencies; CIPRA will contribute its experience from similar processes in the Alps, such as the Alpine Partnership for Local Climate Action (ALPACA) or the Alpine Climate Board. The network will be set up by the beginning of 2024.

The project partners are the Urban Research Institute (URI) from Albania, the Centre for Energy, Environment and Resources (CENER 21) from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Association Green Istria from Croatia. The project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

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