Even though the new year just started, it's time to start with a little throwback to November. The aftermovie of the Nature Inclusive Windfarm Development Conference organized by Green Trust, Enercon and the the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is now online! Watch the movie below for an impression of the first edition of this conference where around 140 participants on- and offline joined to listen to experts such ash Hein Prinsen from Bureau Waardenburg, Augustin Riopérez from DTBird & DTBat, Francisco Álvares, researcher at the University of Porto, Mia Bergström and Jörg Rathmann from Enercon and our own Tijmen Keesmaat about their (international) experiences with the subject.
In a panel discussion, Bojan Reščec (Chairman of Wind Energy Group, RES Association of Croatian Chamber of Economy), Dalibor Hatić (vice president of Association for professional environmental protection activities CCE) Aljoša Duplić (Director of Institute for environment and nature protection), Dunja Delić (Nature Conservation Consultant, Wise for Nature) and Hein Prinsen (Ecological advisor at Bureau Waardenburg) discussed if and how windfarm development should be made possible in nature areas and what mitigation measures would be successful. How can the development of sustainable energy go hand in hand with nature and even enforce nature? Every participant joined the conversation during the round tables, where they could share their own experiences and ask questions about topics such as birds, bats and large carnivors, but also local community involvement.
And to sum the day up, almost everyone signed the manifesto in which every party promised to do everything in it's power to develop a nature inclusive windfarm in Croatia!