What we face


The EU has devoted a lot of resources within the last years to the fight climate change leading to the new ambitious policies, applied on the European and national level, and close cooperation with many international partners. And all of that with one main goal - to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. To fill this ambition, there will be needed to fill many related sub-aims, as e.g. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for 2020, and has put forward a plan to further cut emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

The main strategic framework for this transformation has been set in the European Green Deal, while the climate action is at the heart of this strategy setting an ambitious package of measures ranging from ambitiously cutting greenhouse gas emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.

First climate action initiatives under the Green Deal include:

How we act

In Slovakia, as well as in other European countries, during the last decade, we are observing more and more frequent consequences of climate change in the form of extreme weather conditions with adverse consequences such as floods, landslides, prolonged droughts, increasing risk of fires etc.

And that is the reason why we want to actively support the European initiative of the change what proves also The Strategy of Adaptation of the Slovak Republic to the Adverse Consequences of Climate Change - the first comprehensive document in this area, which seeks to link scenarios and possible consequences of climate change with proposals for appropriate proactive adaptation measures in the widest possible range of areas and sectors.


The priorities proposed in the strategy are following:

  • Education of public government as well as general population about the need and possibilities of adaptation to the climate change;
  • Strengthening the institutional framework for adaptation processes in the Slovak Republic;
  • Elaboration and development of methodologies for comprehensive risk assessment caused by climate change at the local, regional and national level;
  • Development and application of methodologies for economic assessment of adaptation measures (macroeconomic impacts) and development and implementation of a tool for the selection of investment priorities based on the assessment of cross-sectoral aspects of adaptation measures.

Following the European and national priorities, also regional authorities actively support the adaptation while there are following strategies, as e.g. Adaptation strategy for the consequences of climate change in the Košice region 2020 or cross-border strategy Adapting to climate change - the urgent role of cities, which have been developed in cooperation of Slovak - City of Košice and Hungarian partners - City of Miskolc.

Moreover, City of Košice is aspiring for European Green Capital 2023!

What we do

Technical University of Kosice, as one of the leading public universities in the country and respected partner, cooperating with regional government and NGOs institution in the process of joint development leading to solution which would help us to adapt to the climate change within the wide range of sectors.Since 2018 we are proud partner of the Knowledge and Innovation Community - EIT Climate-KIC - Europe's largest public-private partnership with the mission to support climate innovation and adaptation, strongly supported also by the European Union. Thanks to this membership, as well as other active communication and cooperation activities with partners from all over the world we can be informed about the new trends and technologies and transfer this new knowledge to our regional network or even further develop them within wide range of our project activities supported by national and international grant programmes.


Our teams of distinguished experts are focusing on various aspects of climate change while one of the main is the environmental risk assessment what has been the main topic of several project, such as Adaptation to Climate Change (EEA and Norway Grants) implemented in cooperation with NIBIO - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research or Environmental Assessment for Natural Resources Revitalization in Solotvyno with an overarching view to preventing the further pollution of the Upper-Tisza Basin through the preparation of a complex monitoring system  (Hungary- Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020). Within both of these projects, as well as within another one - Zipping and Innovating the Development Planning of the Cross-Border SK-UA Territory – we have analyzed the environmental risks in the particular territory with the aim to propose the strategy for adaptation within various scenarios according to the future trends.

Moreover, also the related processes are the objective of our research. As one of the main driver for the global changes are public institutions we are devoting our time and energy for capacity building within various target groups, including public institutions. Supporting this aim the project EU Public Procurement – EUPP has been implemented thanks to which the special modules helping the implementation of green public procurement have been provided to the relevant stakeholders.

And last, but not least, as one of our primary mission is the education of young generations, we are constantly improving the content which is provided to our students within several specialized study programs, as e.g. Ecological and environmental constructions, Management of technical and environmental risks in mechanical engineering, Environmental engineering, Waste treatment and recycling etc. Thanks to the international cooperation of our experts we are able to bring the knowledge about the trends from abroad and thanks to the educational process support the innovation potential within the target group of young entrepreneurs even more thanks to the extra activities as e.g. project Enhancing climate innovation mindset in the education system of CEE - Climate KIC (H2020 EDURESEARCH).


Would you like to support transition to the Green Economy?

Let´s find an opportunity for cooperation within open calls under Horizon Europe, Interreg Europe, Interreg Central Europe, or Interreg Danube for the topic of Climate Action.

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