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European Commission joins forces with world aquariums to fight plastic pollution


Ljubljana, 7 November 2018 - This is one of the commitments to be announced in Bali at Our Ocean Conference. The European Commission is joining forces with United Nations Environment Programme and other international partners to...

Minister Jure Leben at the meeting of the Eu Environment Council: It is difficult to ignore the necessity of taking decisive action in the fight against climate change


Luxembourg, 9 October 2018 – Mr Jure Leben, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, attended the meeting of the EU Environment Council in Luxembourg today. The deliberations focused on reaching an agreement on the...

New publication Natural parks in Slovenia


Ljubljana, 24 July 2018 - The Slovenian Tourist Board (STB), in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) and managers of protected areas, launched a new publication entitled Natural Parks in...

The Mura Biosphere Reserve placed on the global map of the most valuable natural sites


Ljubljana, 27 July 2018 – The Mura Biosphere Reserve (MBR) was declared at the 30th conference of the International Coordination Council of UNESCO’s Human and Biosphere programme (UNESCO MAB ICC) in Palembang, Indonesia. This...

Meeting of the EU Environment Council


Ljubljana, 26 June 2018 - At yesterday's meeting of the EU Environment Council in Luxembourg the ministers held a political debate on the proposal for a Drinking Water Directive regarding access to drinking water and the...

This year's World environment day (5 june) and World oceans day (8 june) dedicated to reducing plastic waste


Ljubljana, 1 June 2018 – In 1972 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 5 June as World Environment Day and 8 June as World Oceans Day. This year the two days are linked by a common thread, a call to all of us to beat...

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial planning and Global Footprint Network outline use of Ecological Footprint for national environmental and development strategies


Ljubljana, 25 May 2018—More than two dozen Slovenia government representatives and NGOs completed training this week with Global Footprint Network, an international research organization, as part of a project to incorporate the...