· By a decree in
2000, Slovenia has been divided into 12 statistical regions (NUTS-3 level),
which are grouped in two cohesion regions (NUTS-2 level). In the field of regional development, the Ministry of
Economic Development and Technology is responsible for the system and
legislation in the field of harmonious regional development, preparation of the
national development programme and the coordination of the 12 regional
development programmes. Their mission is the promotion of sustainable
development in the widest sense of the word which activates the potentials of
the Slovenian regions and does not reduce the resources and development
potentials of the future generations.
· The competences
and tasks of local authorities are
determined by the Local Self-Government Act. Municipalities have regulatory and
management functions with respect to provision of environmental services (e.g. water supply and sanitation, waste collection and disposal, protection against
communities may also adopt their own environmental protection programmes, while
larger urban communities are obliged to do so (The Environmental Protection
Act, 2006). In 2007, the
Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning issued recommendations to the local
municipalities for preparation of their environmental protection programmes.
The document was designed in the participatory process.
· In the Recommendations to the local municipalities in
preparing local programmes for environmental protection the use of indicators
at three levels is recommended:
indicators for the operational goals
indicators for monitoring the implementation of the measures.
As regards Local Agenda 21: according to the survey
conducted in 2010 by the NGO Union of Environmental Movements of Slovenia
(ZEG), almost 25 % of the participating local communities (46) had adopted
guidelines or a programme for implementation of sustainable development.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Monday, 25 February 2019
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