Green urban actions - How is the Urban Agenda for the EU contributing to the green transition
Speakers from different parts of Europe, including two from Slovenia, agreed that good cooperation between everyone, from citizens to decision-makers, is essential to address climate change properly. Local communities must ensure effective participation of the population, public and private actors, cooperation between sectors and the development of appropriate solutions at local level, while activities at higher levels, regional, national and international, remains very important. They can benefit from the knowledge and experience from other comparable environments. The presented examples opened a number of relevant questions for Slovenian cities and municipalities, such as energy efficiency and social housing, care for clean air through public passenger transport and awareness raising among owners of individual fireplaces and resilience of coastal towns to hazards such as sea level rise, tides and floods, landslides and heat waves that accompany climate change.