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Expert lectures on climate change

How to Climate change - is the name of a conference that took place in cooperation with Ukraine within our CLIMADAM project.

In cooperation with Ukraine, the event addressed the issue of adaptation to climate change, mitigation of its consequences from the global to the local level and the issue of sustainable transport as measures to mitigate climate change.

Presentations by renowned experts are available for download and their lectures can also be found on Youtube.

The conference records

Introductory speeches

The videos provided below are available in Slovak and Ukranian language, as the conference was held in these languages.
Rastislav Trnka, chairman of the Košice self-governing region

Anatolii Poloskov, chairman of the Transcarpathian regional state administration

Jana Dacková, Head of the EEA and Norway Grant Program Administration Department, Ministry of Investment, Regional Development and Informatics of the Slovak Republic

Hamlet Pohosyan, Director General of the Directorate of Road and Electricity of Urban Transport of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Bohdan Andriiv, Mayor of Uzhhorod

BLOCK 1: Climate change – Adaptation and mitigation
from the global to the national level

What exactly is climate change? Is it a threat? In the first block of lectures you will learn about the Slovak – Ukrainian view of the issue, as well as the need to restore the country. After clicking on the name of the lecturer, it is possible to download his presentation in Slovak language.

Adapting to climate change at national level
Jozef Škultéty
Director of the Climate Change Policy Department of the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic

Climate change policy – the Ukrainian perspective
Oleksandr Artemenko
Deputy Director of the Department of Climate Policy and Ozone Layer Protection
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine

Climate change policy – the Ukrainian perspective
Mykhailo Chyzhenko
Head of Climate Change Adaptation and Reporting Policy
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine

Climate change and the need to restore the landscape
Jan Pokorný
Director of the Třeboň Innovation Center ENKI, o.p.s.

BLOCK 2: Climate change – Adaptation and mitigation from regional to local level

This section focuses on more specific steps. How do local and non-profit organizations cope with climate change? What are the activities of the CLIMADAM project in Slovakia and Ukraine? You will also learn more about the adaptation strategy for the Košice region, as well as how it is possible to revitalize the premises in accordance with water retention measures.

Climate change and its manifestations
Pavel Šťastný
Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute

Research on climate change and heavy rainfall in Transcarpathia and scientific development of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute in the system of hydrometeorological monitoring of Ukraine
Yuriy Nabyvanets, Deputy Director for Research at the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

The introduction of CLIMADAM project
Monika Višňovská

project coordinator
Agency for the Support of Regional Development Košice

Activities and expected results of the CLIMADAM project implementation in Ukraine
Nataliya Kablak
coordinator of the Ukrainian part of the project, Institute of Development of the Carpathian Region

Adaptation strategy on climate change for the Košice self-governing region
Ján Dzurdženík
Agency for the Support of Regional Development Košice

Regeneration of internal block spaces
Pavol Mészáros
HUBa Coworking

Possibilities for revitalization of agricultural and forest landscape
Ladislav Židek, Ekoenergia, n.o.
Pavol Šutý, Technical University of Zvolen, Faculty of Forestry

BLOCK 3: Sustainable transport as a mitigation measure climate change

How to help transport systems to mitigate climate change in Slovakia and Ukraine. This block of the conference deals with transport strategy and various forms of sustainable transport.

Transport strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2030. Urban public transport in Ukraine
Andrij Lemish
Directorate of Road and Electric Urban Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Development of a high-quality transport model of the city. Obtaining up-to-date data for making optimal and balanced decisions on the change of transport infrastructure
Vasyl Pynzenyk
Deputy Mayor of Uzhhorod

Transport in Uzhhorod and its surroundings – problems and their solutions
Dmitry Bespalov, company “A + C” representative

Bus transport as one of the forms of sustainable transport
Miroslav Fazekaš
Košice Self-Governing Region

Bus transport as one of the forms of sustainable transport
Petra Helecz
Business and Communication Director, ARRIVA Slovakia a.s.

Rail transport as one of the forms of sustainable transport
Marek Kasa, Head of the Long-distance and Interstate Transport Products Department, Railway Company of Slovakia

Cycle infrastructure as one of the forms of sustainable transport and its connection to the transport infrastructure
Martin Bolo, OZ Mulica representative

Basic information about the project:

Project title: Adaptation strategy for climate change and mitigation activities for the Slovak-Ukrainian border region
Program area: GGC – Cross-border cooperation / Good governance, responsible institutions, transparency
Project duration: 25.9.2020 – 30.4.2024 (duration of activities depends on milestones)
Project location: Transcarpathian region and Košice self-governing region

The event is financed by EEA Grants and Budget of Slovak Republic.

CLIMADAM – Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Mitigation Steps for SK – UA crossborder region

Project code: GGC01008