Green Leader is a pilot training and advisory program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, implemented by the Sendzimir Foundation. The aim of the program is to support local leaders in their activities aimed at environmental protection, adaptation and mitigation of climate change and sustainable development.
The Metropolitan Action Group was established as part of the INTERLACE project with the goal to cooperate in order to renew and strengthen natural areas in 15 municipalities of the Krakow Metropolis. The inaugural meeting was held online on March 18, 2021.
We are happy to announce that the Sendzimir Foundation, as the second Polish organization after the city of Krakow, joined the Climate Heritage Network (CHN). Thus, we are among more than 220 organizations from around the world that are committed to strengthening the role of art, culture and heritage in climate action.
The project Climate Mitigation through Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Poland (Climate NBS Poland) realised by the Sendzimir Foundation in partnership with the Ecologic Institute from Berlin from October 2018 till November 2020 thanks to funding from GIZ on behalf of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
On October 6-7, 2020 our partner – Croatia Green Building Council – organized in Zagreb an expert seminar inaugurating the project “Mitigation of climate change in historic buildings”. During the seminar, experts representing various groups of project stakeholders shared their experiences and insights on mitigating climate change through revitalization and energy renovation of heritage buildings in Poland and Croatia.
In September 2020, we started the implementation of a new project financed by the Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims to support cities from Europe and Latin America in effective restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems to make cities more livable, resilient and inclusive. The project creates many mechanisms for the exchange of experiences and active cooperation, both at the local, regional and global level.
At the beginning of September we started a new project in cooperation with Croatian Green Building Council that will contribute to an increased understanding, acceptance and uptake of climate friendly solutions and renovation procedures in historical buildings among municipal decision makers and key experts.
On August 24-26, our partner Ecologic Institute organized a study visit to Berlin – a city where 80% of rainwater is retained where it falls! The event was aimed at decision-makers representing local governments from all over Poland, engaged in the Climate NBS project.