Mission Adaptation to Climate Change

By joining the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change, the Gorenjska region became part of the climate change adaptation community and gained the opportunity to network and exchange experiences with other regions and communities in Europe.

With the accession, the Gorenjska region gained access and assistance to services:

  • assistance in accessing knowledge and methods for climate risk assessments;
  • access to examples of good practices from other regions and information on the results of the latest research;
  • support in linking these examples and research results to local adaptation plans, roadmaps or adaptation pathways;
  • access to tools, examples and good practices for interaction and cooperation with citizens;
  • advising on possible public and private funding sources for adaptation.

The Local Energy Agency of Gorenjska coordinates the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change for the Gorenjska Region.

Risks in Gorenjska taken from the document SECAP Gorenjska


Winter tourism:

  • The biggest risk is recognized for the ski areas when the temperatures rise and the snowfall decreases.
  • Due to unfavorable natural conditions, operating costs will become higher, which means more and more frequent problems in economically justifiable provision of the necessary thickness of the snow cover.

Summer tourism:

  • The biggest risk for summer tourism are extraordinary rainfall events, which will become more and more frequent.
  • Extraordinary rainfall events are already causing damage to tourism and other supporting infrastructure.

Damage temporarily or for a long time prevents access to tourist destinations, which causes a drop in visits and loss of income and will results in necessary damage repairs.


  • The greatest risks for infrastructure and infrastructure users on slopes during intense weather events (rains causing flash floods and damaging roads), on flooded sections or on infrastructure in forests due to windbreaks.
  • The increase in traffic on most traffic sections will increase the exposure of the population and the sensitivity of all sectors, which will be even more dependent on traffic.


There are following risks to forests and forestry that will result from the impacts of climate change:

  • drought during the growing season – a significant reduction in the proportion of spruce;
  • heat waves – additional stress for trees and forests;
  • forest fires – significant increase in years with severe summer drought and heat waves;
  • extraordinary precipitation events – the occurrence of local landslides and erosion as a result of heavy rains and flash floods, an increasingly important risk due to the occurrence of wet snow and sleet;
  • stronger storms – increased risk of windbreaks;
  • increased hail risk in case of synergistic effects with other impacts;
  • warmer winters – a risk that mainly strengthens the negative impacts of other risks.