The first Climathon in Nis was held in Deli, on October 26-27, organized by ENECA and PROAKTIV, and the topic was ” Development and improvement of green infrastructure in the function of adaptation to climate change “. The winner of this year’s competition and the team with the most innovative idea are the Lizards, who presented green roofs and turbines on wind energy, as well as their application in the city.
Climathon is a world event that took place in over 100 cities around the planet this year. Climathon is a 24-hour global event organized by Climate-KIC (the largest public-private partnership addressing climate change through innovation), supported by the official EU institution – the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The competition was attended by 25 competitors divided into 5 teams who had the task of finding a conceptual solution in 24 hours on the topic of improving green infrastructure so that Nis could adapt and meet climate change. The theme of this year’s Climathon was defined by the Secretariat for Environmental Protection, and the main sponsor Credit Agricole Bank recognized the importance of holding this competition and provided a prize for the winning team.
After 24 hours of work, workshops, research and short breaks, the teams finalized their proposals, ideas and solutions in order to present them to the commission in the best possible way. The team that presented, according to the commission, the most innovative, and at the same time sustainable and applicable idea in this short time, is the Lizards team. It is about the construction of green roofs on problematic zones in the city, as well as the application of hydroponics, solar panels and turbines in order to generate energy for city lighting and reduce emissions.
The members of the commission were:
Vladan Risantijević – ENECA
Aleksandra Brzaković – Secretariat for Environmental Protection
Vladimir Milosevic – Credit Agricole Serbia
Prof. Dr. Bojan Zlatkovic – Faculty of Science
Prof. Dr. Slobodan Milutinovic – Faculty of Occupational Safety
We thank the professors, the Secretariat, Credit Agricole Bank, Deli and the participants in the successful competition and we wish good luck in further work and implementation of environmental solutions for a better, more beautiful and healthier city of Nis.