DEveloping resilient, low-carbon and more LIVablE urban Residential area

The main aim of the DELIVER project is to reconcile activities aimed at mitigating climate change with adaptation to its impact on urban residential area life.

Specific objectives of the project:
  • To increase the resilience of residential areas  consisting of prevailingly prefabricated buildings to climate change while reducing the value Carbon footprint (CO2 emissions) produced in Bratislava-Karlova Ves (with the emphasis on reducing the current high costs of running the buildings in the city borough (water heating, electricity, gas) and reducing the cost of their constant maintenance and partial repairs
  • Improve the preparedness of the city borough to assess climate change contribution and vulnerability to its impacts as well as to plan and implement climate-friendly activities and develop resilient, low-carbon and more liveable urban residential area
  • To point out the possibility of climate-friendly public activities in public buildings as well as in private residential buildings (via pilot design and realization in public spaces, public and private buildings with emphasis on green measures and biodiversity support)
  • Increase awareness of citizens of the city/city borough and representatives of other cities in response to climate change

Main activities:
  1. Realization of pilot in-depth reconstructions of selected public buildings in the administration of Bratislava-Karlova Ves (Primary School A. Dubcek and Kindergarten Kolískova) in order to reduce the energy intensity
  2. Implementation of practical measures in public spaces and buildings to mitigate and adapt to the negative impacts of climate change, focusing on the protection of biodiversity (planting of trees, trusses, climate ponds, green walls, building shelters for small animals, protection of sunburns, demonstration hives, ...)
  3. Creating an instrument to measure the effectiveness of individual measures
  4. Preparing a catalog of measures that can be implemented on buildings and spaces
  5. Creating a Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change in Karlova Ves
  6. Proposals for demonstration measures on residential buildings
  7. Building a Community Climate and Biodiversity Educational Center

Official title and project code: DELIVER: Developing resilient, low-carbon and more LIVablE urban Residential area, LIFE17 code CCA / SK / 000126 - LIFE DELIVER

Project Coordinator: Bratislava Municipality Karlova Ves
Other partners:
BROZ - Bratislava Regional Environmental Protection Association
CI2, o.p.s. - Nonprofit organization focused on sustainable development, education, publishing and science and research
IEPD - Passive House Institute, Association to promote the application of passive home and sustainable architecture principles
The role of CDI: professional participation in project implementation and professional leadership of selected project activities

Duration: June 2018 - June 2023
Place of implementation: Bratislava-Karlova Ves
Funding: European Commission, Financial Instrument for the Environment: LIFE Program 2014-2020 - established by Regulation (EC) No 1293/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing a Program for the Environment and Climate Protection (LIFE ) and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 614/2007. "Climate Protection" sub-program; national and own co-financing
Total project amount: € 2 446 523
European Commission grant amount: € 1 467 913 (total)
Project budget - CDI: € 162,764
Grant agreement LIFE17 CCA/SK/000126, ANEX I_agreement_general_conditions, ANEX II_part A_administration, ANEX II_part B_technical-summary, ANEX II_part C_detailed-technical-description, ANEX II_part F_financial information, ANEX II_part F_performance indicators tools, ANEX III_IV



KICK-OFF CONFERENCE OF THE DELIVER PROJECT "Liveable and climate resilient residential areas"

The Conference took place on 12.9.2018 in the University Library in BRatislava and was dedicated to key topics of the LIFE DELIVER project, such as increasing resilience of residential areas to climate change impacts, decreasing CO2 emmissions, in-depth buildings renovation, adaptation and mitigation of the climate change, vulnerability assessment of residential areas, nature-based solutions and promotion of biodiversity in built environment. 

Almost 100 people participated in the conference. There were representatives of the climate change policy department of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, housing policy and urban development department of the Ministry of transport and construction of the Slovak Republic, representatives of Slovak municipalities (towns and villages), professionals from Slovakia and abroad, media and interested public from academia and non-governmental organizations.  sektora. The event was organized by the Municipality Bratislava-Karlova City in partnership with the Union of Slovak Towns, the University Library in Bratislava and in cooperation with the First Building Savings Bank.

Conference papers:
Methodology and support for adaptation and mitigation in settlements with a special focus on housing:


Press release issued by Karlova Ves - HERE and detailed program of the conference - HERE (available only in Slovak).



Up-to-date information about LIFE DELIVER can be found also at social network Facebook - Resilient cities.
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