Continuation of training on the topic of adaptation to climate change within the NAP project

In Nis, November 17 and 18, 2021. the second two-day training was held within the project “Improvement of medium-term 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 Snezana Ostojic Paunovic from UNDP as well as Milivoje Jovanovic from the partner organization ENECE. The first day of the training was opened by Professor Marija Ćosić, who presented the potentials and possibilities of irrigation in agriculture, while Professor Dejan Đurović presented the impact of climate change and adaptation measures in agriculture. In the continuation, professor Zorica Ranković Vasić spoke about the impact of climate change and adaptation measures in viticulture, while professor Željko Dolijanović did the same for arable farming, professor Aleksandar Simić for meadows and pastures and professor Dragan Stanojević in the field of animal husbandry. All mentioned lecturers / professors are from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade.

The second day of training began with a summary of the first day, which Milivoje Jovanović from ENECA presented to the participants. Danijela Božanić, climate change expert, 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 the MRV module in the field of adaptation to changed climate conditions, followed by Professor Vladimir Đurđević. from the Institute of Meteorology, University of Belgrade, presented the NAP web platform to support adaptation planning. Danijela Božanić also presented the effects 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 road infrastructure.

During the training with journalists, Nikola Vukomanović, communication expert, presented to the participants how to send messages and communicate with the public when it comes to climate change, and at the very end of the training was Zdravko Maksimović, Head of the Department for Civil Protection, City Kraljeva, who spoke on climate change and disaster risk reduction.

Like the previous ones, this time, 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:

  1. First day of training 17/11/2021

  1. Second day of training 18/11/2021