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Dubrovnik WHS Management Plan: Reflections and Proposals …

Dubrovnik WHS Management Plan: Reflections and Proposals
1. Living community
Andronira Burda, Arlinda Sheqiri, Dragana Mileusnic, Ivan Gakic
2. Tourism & Development
Alma Demirovic, Ozlem Kosker, Anastasia Kouki, Dusan Markovic
3. Policy Influence
Igor Shesho, Ivana Cvetkovic, Evlampia Vlachou, Diana Tutica, Dragana Petrovic

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  • 1. Dubrovnik WHS Management Plan Reflections and Proposals 04/10/2013
  • 2. METHODOLOGY 1. 2. 3. 4. Living community Engineering/technical/construction Tourism/development Policy/influence OBJECTIVES ACTIONS MONITORING FRAMEWORK SOURCES OF MATERIAL • • • In relation with Energy & Heritage Site visit Interviews of members of the local community Review of examples of best practices EDUCATION FINANCES
  • 3. Dubrovnik WHS Management Plan - Living community 04/10/2013 Andronira Burda Arlinda Sheqiri Dragana Mileusnic Ivan Gakic
  • 4. Objectives • Increasing living comfort of the local community through Energy Efficiency measures; • Educating the local community (residents, property owners, business owners) and decision-makers to achieve constructive collaboration in implementing Energy Efficiency measures in the heritage site.
  • 5. Actions • Short term • Focus groups on living comfort and energy consumption; • Setting up an info centre and informing local community on EE • Medium term • Specific Guidelines for EE measures in line with the local community comfort needs • Pilot projects to raise awareness of the local community (examples of good practices) • Achieving knowledge exchange and capacity building through regular meetings, workshops and discussions • Long term • Incentives for local community on EE – media promotion (tax reduction, awards : Green building of the year etc.)
  • 6. Monitoring (indicators) • Monitoring EE in existing buildings (consumption, and bill costs) • Supervision of implementation of the new Guidelines • Feedback from local community and decision makers (through regular meetings and discussions) • Supervision of pilot project implementation – measuring its impact (through interviews and regular meetings and discussions) • Supervising Awards programme
  • 7. Framework (actors) • Local community (residents, property owners, business owners) • Energy and heritage experts to educate local government and local community; • Empowering Energy Efficiency Department (under local governance) • Conservation Department, and Institute for Restoration of Dubrovnik • Inspectors to enforce policy changes • Consultant to mediate and coordinate the process
  • 8. Dubrovnik WHS Management Plan Engineering, Technical and Constructional Aspects in relation to Energy and Heritage 4th October 2013 Galina Slavova Melita Lubina Naida Taso Vladimir Kalinski
  • 9. Objectives Improving energy efficiency (EE) at end users Use of renewable energy sources (RES) if possible and efficient Use of Best Available Techniques (BAT) Respecting heritage environment and according to specific heritage site requirements (legal, constructional, limitations)!
  • 10. Actions Short term (< 1 y) • Cadastre of heritage site • Education and awareness Medium term (1 – 5 y) • Energy audits • Energy study of infrastructure • Project identification, and implementation • Education and awareness Long term (>5 y) • Project implementation • Monitoring, data collection and evaluation • Continuing education and awareness • Cadastre of heritage site: ▫ Address or position ▫ Ownership status ▫ Use ▫ General structural characteristics • Energy audit: ▫ Energy characteristics of buildings ▫ Structural characteristics of building ▫ Narrative report (experiences of buildings’ users)
  • 11. Monitoring (indicators) • Supervision of project implementation / Compliance with legislation through approved project document (PD) • Energy consumption (measured; over bills) • Comfort level
  • 12. Framework (actors) • • • • Energy experts Heritage experts Building engineers Supervisors (Consultant, Local Government, Conservation office, International inspector (e.g. UNESCO) • Users (residents, owners, …) • Local government / Ministries • National Agency for Legal Trade and Real-Estate Mediation (APN)
  • 13. Management Plan of Dubrovnik - Tourism & Development 03/10/2013 Alma Demirovic Ozlem Kosker Anastasia Kouki Dusan Markovic
  • 14. 3.1 Objectives - Effective energy management of the touristic population in terms of energy efficient consumption - To address touristic and development energy needs by using more Renewable Energy Resources (RES) - To raise awarness of stakeholders towards a more energy efficient usage of the heritage site
  • 15. 3.2 Actions • Means of transport using biodiesel produced by used cooking oils from restaurants, hotels and generally the tourist industry. • Night lights, traffic lights, bus station light inside and around the WHS to function with small solar panels. • Forbidden high energy consumption touristic cruises to approach the old city heritage walls no less than 1 km from the coast. • Reconstruction of the Pile area • Collaboration between local community and tourist industry about informing insiders and outsiders of the WHS about sustainable energy practices. • 24hours constant updating monitoring (GPS) website on energy consumption and number of tourists coming to from cruises, airplanes, buses and perhaps taxis.
  • 16. 3.3 Monitoring (indicators) • Creation of a steering and monitoring committee or board from local government, local people, touristic industry, transportation and energy companies, academia and experts in heritage management about the monitoring, supervising, adaptation, deciding and evaluation concerning sustainable energy and touristic development of the WHS. - President of that body will be the central mentor or the whole procedure and people can address to each office for more information and suggestions • Measure satisfaction of local people, long-term and short term tourists, employers, heritage managements, tourist guiders about the levels of protection and energy efficiency use inside the heritage site.
  • 17. 3.4 Framework • Taxes brakes for sustainable tourist practices. • Stricter penalties for insufficient energy and heritage management. • Legislation concerning all the above actions and actors, using as much as we can democratic tools (local referendums, debates etc) . • Ministry of Culture • Local Heritage Conservation Institutions
  • 18. Dubrovnik WHS Management Plan Policy Influence Oct. 3rd 2013 Igor Shesho Ivana Cvetkovic Evlampia Vlachou Diana Tutica Dragana Petrovic
  • 19. Policy / influence – Energy + Heritage
  • 20. Objectives • Improving EE policy without affecting the significance of the site • Setting up an efficient framework for detailed urban plan and Management Plan (balancing EE and heritage protection)
  • 21. Actions Short term Medium term Long term Create a legal form for management (NGO, foundations, …) Collect the results from the steering group Assessment of the policy Propose updates for a policy (from the results of the steering group) Education (public presentation, education of children in schools, government) Set up an enforcement body for updating the policy Financial benefit: loans, regular payments, savings, tax reliefs, incentives Organise: debate, round table, workshops Agreement of mutual cooperation
  • 22. Monitoring (indicators) ▫ Non application / Application of the law -> annual report ▫ Number of approvals / refusal of application ▫ Infringement of the law Actions ▫ Surveys (collection of approvals / refusals of applicants) ▫ Communal police and building inspection on site
  • 23. Framework (actors) • Policy development ▫ Ministries (energy, culture, education, law) ▫ Local authorities ▫ Institutions (Institute for Restoration of Dubrovnik, Conservation Department) • Policy implementation ▫ Intersectural task force (…) • Supervision ▫ Supervisors (internal, external)
  • 24. Financing • International bodies (EC, UNDP, WB, GEF, etc.) • Support from the national and local level goverments • ESCO model and other Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) • Crowd-funding initiatives and pro bono consultants • Creation of a fund (collecting taxes and fares from touristic and economic activities) for financeing EE projects.
  • 25. Education • Presentation and dissemination of good practices / replicability through info centres • Workshops and university classes for new professionals and local community • Knowledge transfer for decision makers (institutes and conservation departments) • Public debates and awareness rasing campaigns • Website, social network promotion, media