Youth for Climate Justice – Round Table Discussion

What does science say? <+1.5 ° C!
What does the NEPN envisage? > + 3 ° C ?!

We expect more ambitious goals! Come in as many numbers as possible to the Carbon Roundup Roundtable, Monday, February 3rd, at 2 p.m., at the Old Power Plant.

The round table discussion will be one of the few events with the participation of experts from the fields directly related to the NEPN. You will hear:

– mag. Stane Merše (Head of the consortium for the preparation of the NEPN, CEU, IJS),
– mag. Jure Vetršek (Innovation and Development Institute UL),
– g. Andrej Gnezda (Umanotera),
– g. Marko Peterlin (Institute for Spatial Policy)
– dr. Bojana Bajželj (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge)

We will critically examine the comprehensive National Energy and Climate Plan of the Republic of Slovenia (NEPN), which is currently under public discussion, and look for ways in which Slovenia can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The NEPN envisages reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 36% compared to 2005 as a key target for the period up to the end of 2030 (with a view to 2040).

Is the goal of NEPN in line with scientific findings?

No. The message from scientists is clear: the rise in global average temperature must be limited to a maximum of 1.5 ° C compared to pre-industrial times. Current national targets lead us to > 3 ° C rise in global average temperature. According to a report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced by an average of 7.6% per year from 2020 to reach the 1.5 ° C target. For Slovenia, this means at least a 60% reduction in emissions compared to 2005.

How to achieve decarbonisation?

As part of the round table discussion, we will focus on the areas of decarbonisation, which are the most problematic in Slovenia and where, according to the draft NEPN, we see the most opportunities for improvement. These are the areas of transport, industry and agriculture.

Indicative timeline of the event:

  1. Introductory speech by prof. dr. Tomaž Zwitter (~ 10 min)
  2. Introductory speech by the organizers and moderator, Nike Tavčar (~ 5 min)
  3. Introductory 5 min talk of all five participants of the round table (~ 30 min)
  4. Short replica of mag. Stane Meršet to suggestions (~ 5-10 min)
  5. Discussion of the round table participants
  6. MZPP issues
  7. No later than 3.30 pm: break (~ 20 min), snacks
  8. Questions from the audience, discussion
  9. Closing of the event no later than 5.30 pm


03. 02. 2020


14:00 - 18:00


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