Dec 06 2021
In Kragujevac, November 22 and 23, 2021. the third two-day training was held within the project “Improvement of medium and long-term planning of adaptation measures to changed climatic conditions in the Republic of Serbia – NAP project” implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management. financial support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The training entitled “Strengthening the institutional capacity for adaptation to climate change” gathered over 100 participants, including participants present through the zoom platform.
Just before the beginning, the participants were greeted by Miroslav Tadić from UNDP and Milivoje Jovanović from the partner organization ENECE. The first day of the training was opened by Danijela Božanić, climate change expert, who presented the system for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) in the field of climate change as well as the accompanying information system with a focus on MRV module in adapting to changed climate conditions, after that, Zdravko Maksimović, Head of the Department for Civil Protection, City of Kraljevo, spoke on the topic of climate change and disaster risk reduction. The discussion on the proposed measures was followed by a continuation where Danijela Božanić also presented the impacts of climate change and adaptation measures in the energy sector, while professors from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Goran Mladenović and Jelena Ćirilović Stanković spoke about the impact of climate change and natural disasters on the road infrastructure. At the very end of the first day of the training, Nikola Vukomanović, a communication expert, presented to the participants how they should send messages and communicate with the public when it comes to climate change.
The second day of the training began with a summary of the first day, which Milivoje Jovanović from ENECA presented to the participants. After that, Professor Vladimir Đurđević, from the Institute of Meteorology, University of Belgrade, presented the NAP web platform to support adaptation planning, while professor Marija Ćosić presented the potentials and possibilities of irrigation in agriculture. Lecturers from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade had final presentations on how climate change affects and what are the adaptation measures, namely: for the field of farming, professor Zeljko Dolijanovic, for meadows and pastures, professor Aleksandar Simic and in the field of animal husbandry, professor Dragan Stanojevic.
Like every other time so far, along with the trainings, workshops with journalists continued, who this time had the opportunity to hear more about the impact of climate change and adaptation measures, but also to discuss ways to communicate and send messages to the public. The aim of this workshop is to engage media representatives in raising awareness of the general public about climate change and the need to adapt to changing climate conditions, as well as networking between media representatives and experts in the field of climate change, for future cooperation.
Attached are presentations from the trainings:
- First day of training 22.11.2021.
- Second day of training 23.11.2021.