Action plan


Assessment of climate resilience, CO2 emissions reduction and effectiveness of adaptation measures

Action plan

Elaboration of a strategy document on mitigation and adaptation to climate change


In-depth refurbishment of buildings and reconstruction of public spaces including nature-based solutions and biodiversity promotion


Raising awareness and engagement of local communities


Strategies, standards, methodologies and supporting policies

Elaboration of a strategy document on mitigation and adaptation to climate change

Without a suitable strategical document on mitigation and adaptation to climate change, that will define specific adaptation and mitigation measures, it would be very difficult for us to manage the negative impacts of climate change. At the same time, if we do not radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions we will leave behind a big challenge for next generations to cope with. Based on recent reports on the state of greenhouse gas emissions development (IPPC, 2018), it is necessary to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050 to avoid serious irreversible changes of 2 degrees Celsius temperature increase.

What we have planned

As part of the DELIVER project, a methodology for creating a strategy document on mitigation and adaptation to climate change will be prepared and tested. An integrated approach to the use of individual adaptation and motivation measures (highlighting synergies and reducing antagonisms) with a stress on promoting ecological solutions and biodiversity will be emphasised.

The strategy document will set up a long-term vision for climate resilience, sustainable energy and reducing CO2 emissions in the city district Bratislava-Karlova Ves. It will include specific adaptation and mitigation measures in key areas, information on potential benefits and opportunities, determination of responsibilities, key milestones and priority areas.

Solution process

Creation of the strategical document will consist of the following steps:

  • Setting up a working group consisting of internal and external climate change experts (adaptation and mitigation). This working group will serve as an advisory body also for other project activities.
  • Vulnerability assessment of key areas to the negative impacts of climate change will be implemented through standard procedures (IPCC). The outcome of the vulnerability assessment will be the identification of sites that are most at risk of climate change impacts. These will be then marked in the map as areas requiring a priority solution.
  • Defining the optimal adaptation and mitigation measures (based on different multi-sectoral aspects, technical conditions, resource savings, efficiency, economic and social barriers / benefits will be taken into account).
  • Elaboration of a catalogue of possible adaptation and mitigation measures in individual sectors for residential areas.
  • Analysis of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the Bratislava-Karlova Ves area and setting the target for reduced emissions in 2030.
  • Implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategy document on reduction of carbon footprint and increased climate change resilience.

What we have done so far