Vocational teacher

Nada Ratković



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Vocational pupils
School: Srednja strukovna škola bana Josipa Jelačića Sinj 25 students are involved The average age of the students: 15-19 Year

Projects 2020

The impact of climate change on the forests

Climate change and forestry in the Republic of Croatia

• The impact of climate change on forests and the vulnerability of forestry sector in the Republic of Croatia- to some extent there is interest in the scientific sector, in practices are not perceived as a priority. Most of the activities carried out so far relate to fulfilling obligations under the Kyoto Protocol (mitigation). Some adaptation activities are carried out in practice, but are not perceived.

Impact of climate change and vulnerability

• Climate change affects whole world, all European regions and Croatia

• Knowledge of the impacts of climate change, vulnerability, risks and adjustments need to be improved.

• The costs of the consequences of climate change can be high depending on the level of impact.

• Impact of observed and projected climate change on terrestrial ecosystems, soil and forests refers to changes in soil condition, phenological phases, species distribution, interspecific interaction and genetic variability.

In terms of changing species distribution, the general trend is migration to the north and to higher altitudes heights.

• Conifers are expected to adapt to cold conditions reduce its prevalence in favor of deciduous trees.

• Reduction of forest growth is projected for southern Europe, in relative to northern Europe with large regional variations.

• An increased risk of drought, forest fires and is expected reduced biodiversity.

• A major impact of climate change is expected in cities (heat island effect).

Climate change effects in my local community

Climate change effects in my local community

Effects of Climate Change on:
  1. Flora (plants)
  2. Fauna (animals)
  3. Weather patterns
  4. Human activity and lifestyle

Climate change affects all regions around the world, and my local community, Sinj, Croatia. These impacts are expected to intensify in the coming decades. Thera are risks for wildlife, risks for human health, melting ice and rising seas, extreme weather, shifting rainfall. Consequences for Adriatic Coast is becoming drier, making it even more vulnerable to drought and wildfires. Costs for society and economy and consequences for developing cities.

Causes and effect of climate changes globally

Global environmental issues list

•Most obvious signs of this include irregularities in:


•frequent storms,

•melting glaciers,

•rising levels of sea etc.

•the planet is heading for a dramatic climate change

•Environmental issues at global level

•Depletion of natural resources

•Water pollution

•Air pollution

•Ground water pollution

•Toxic chemicals & soil pollution

•Ozone layer depletion

•Global warming

•Loss of bio-diversity

•Extinction of wildlife and loss of natural habitat

•Nuclear wastes and radiation issues

Climate change prevention-potential solutions

1.Renewable energies

2. Sustainable transportation

3. Air pollutions

4. Waste Management & recycling

5. Sea and Ocean preservation

6. Circular economy

OFFICE HOURS- Meeting with assigned Student Mentor-Hila Davies

Meeting with assigned Student Mentor-Hila Davies


•Virtual (live) interactions between students: students share findings and solutions

•Launch #Message2Mars

Webinar with speakers from NASA, WWF, UN, students and maybe a celebrity...

Call to action:

•Llook at videos from schools in a 3 other continents/countries. 

•Add to our Manifesto

Take Action

1. Virtual interactions

04.11.2020. 9.45 am-10.30 am

Class-to-class virtual exchange experience Poland & Croatia

Partner school from Poland,

Secondary school od Elektronics in Radom, Poland, Teacher: Magdalena Dygala

2. Climate Action Day


Celebrating learning, global collaboration and student action

Webinar with world leaders:

Dr Jane Gudall & Koen Timmers

3. Taking action:

call on government, send a letter, contact press, go on a flashmob or march, plant a tree, etc. 

Launch of #7point5



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