Poreč Successfully Lowers CO2 Emissions by Four Percent

Lauren Simmonds

As Morski writes on the 9th of August, 2019, over the past five years, the City of Poreč has invested almost seven million kuna into more than thirty projects in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainable development, e-mobility and environmental protection, for which as much as 4.2 million has been withdrawn from various funds for national projects and from EU funds.

At the same time, Poreč has recorded nearly 550,000 kWh of produced “green” electricity and heat from solar power plants, as states the data from the city’s parent company, Parentium d.o.o., which is in charge of the Poreč’s construction and energy efficiency activities.

The success of the implementation of projects in this area, as well as the almost 100 percent realisation of the plan for energy efficiency measures in the area of ​​the City of Poreč in the past five years, was also discussed during the adoption of the document of the revision of the Action Plan for Energy Sustainable Development of the City of Poreč at the penultimate session of the City Council.

”The City of Poreč is the second largest city in Istria County, a city of positive natural growth, a city to which people move, a city of above-average infrastructural equipment and communal development, a city that, in many areas, provides above-standard conditions for all its citizens over the past five years.

During the [aforementioned five year] period, we were able to implement 31 out of the planned 37, and an additional 6, energy efficiency measures in our city, which, despite the fact that the City of Poreč is constantly growing and developing rapidly, managed to achieve an almost 4 percent reduction of total CO2 emissions in the area of ​​our city. Not only that, but by drafting and adopting strategic documents, and in line with the European Energy Policy, we have set new, even more ambitious goals for energy efficiency and sustainable development. In the period until 2030, we plan to reduce our CO2 emissions by 40 percent,” stated Gordana Lalić, CEO of Parentium, a company that has the role of coordinator in the implementation of these projects in Poreč.

She also added that, bearing in mind the fact that climate change is a cause for grave concern, both globally and locally, and that it has enormous potential for harm to human health, the overall economy, and society as a whole, the powers that be in Poreč are aware that working to achieve CO2 emission reductions alone won’t be sufficient.

For this reason, as one of the first six cities in Croatia, the City of Poreč has drafted a Strategy and the accompanying Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation, one of the basic prerequisites for applying for new projects and withdrawing EU grants, especially in the next programming period – from 2021 to 2027.

As a future direction for the development of Poreč over the next ten years, the plan is to develop the “smart city” concept, in the field of construction, public lighting and transport, as well as in all other segments, with special emphasis on the implementation of measures and projects in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation, with the aim of ensuring the sustainable development of the city and achieving the goals of the European Energy Policy.

In the already mentioned areas, the City of Poreč is currently implementing 8 projects, an application has been made for 3 more projects, and the results are now being waited on, while at present, the intensive preparation of 4 projects, the application of which is planned for the autumn of this year is ongoing.

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