4.929 (2021)
33,17 km2
2019: 6.384t
2030: 3.582t

Municipality of Sveti Juraj na Bregu is located in the western part of Medjimurje county and is characterized by its rich natural potential. It belongs to the medium-sized municipalities. The municipality consists of 9 settlements and it is one of the most densely populated in Medjimurje county. The development and structure of the municipality are conditioned by its proximity to the Town of Čakovec which is the main centre of the county.


In order to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 % in the municipal area by 2030, 16 measures have been defined in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources for the building, traffic and public lighting sectors. Mitigation of the negative effects of climate change includes implementation of various solutions that contribute to the improved energy efficiency, increasement of the use of renewable energy sources and solutions that contribute to the creation of a sustainable society. Most of the measures are related to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the building sector, because they represent one of the most important segments in the implementation of energy efficiency and climate change mitigation measures.

The implementation of all proposed measures requires significant financial resources (almost 67 million euros) with the aim of achieving annual savings of 16,698 MWh and a reduce of CO2 emissions by 2,802 tCO2.

Energy poverty

Energy poverty is considered to be a big problem around the EU and in the Republic of Croatia since a large number of people are facing it. Energy poverty is caused by a combination of the following factors: low-income, high-energy prices and low energy efficiency in the household. Due to the high share of energy costs in the household overall budget, energy-poor households reduce their expenditures to meet their basic needs (food, heating, lights, etc.). According to the Croatian Bureau of Statistic on poverty indicators and social exclusion in 2019, the poverty risk rate was 19.3%.


Extremely high temperatures, heavy precipitation and droughts are the most important natural disasters with the highest degree of the risk in terms of frequency of occurrence and the dangers they cause. An increase in the intensity of those natural disasters is predicted in the future. The most common occurrence in the municipal area are storms with hail. Future climate change could potentially increase the negative effects in various systems in Republic of Croatia, including Municipality of Sveti Juraj na Bregu.

The SECAP was created by MENEA and supported by CEESEU project.

The entire document is available on the link below in Romanian language.

SECAP – Sveti Juraj na Bregu, Croatia

The SECAP was implemented with the support of the CEESEU project. The CEESEU project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement GA: 892270.
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