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High-profile meeting of the Slovak National Covenant Networking Platform

The 2nd Slovak National Covenant Networking Platform Meeting took place in Stara Lesna from the 31st of May to the 1st June, 2012 during the great international event – FORUM CARPATICUM-2012.

The Platform brought together local authorities and national actors. The aim was to create and share a powerful vision and to develop common priorities for action in terms of decentralised energy, territorial cohesion and adaptation to climate change.

The Meeting gathered about 50 participants including: representatives of Slovak ministries: Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Agriculture, local and regional authorities from all over the country (including Covenant signatories), national energy agencies, universities and research centres, professional associations and NGOs.

The main topics of the Meeting were (see also the programme):

  • Covenant of Mayors - society-wide importance. Role of the National Covenant Platform in the share of a common vision and the pursuit of common objectives on energy and climate policy at local and national levels.
  • Adaptation to Climate Change – from knowledge - to action. The role of National Platform of Covenant of Mayors. International experience and cooperation.
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