Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning


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Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor
Dunajska cesta 48, SI-1001 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 478 7400
Fax386 (0) 1 478 7422
Andrej Vizjak, Minister
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Past Events
  • 26 May 2019
    Towards a Circular Economy: A Zero Waste Programme for Slovenia, an event prepared by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, and Ministry of Foreign Policy, featuring the presentation of the book Thinking the Conditions of Our Time, edited by Barbara Predan (Academy of Fine Arts and Design) and published on the occasion of 2019 Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature, and a lecture Of Soil and Water: King’s Cross Pond Club by architect Marjetica Potrč, supported by the Office of Economic of the Republic of Slovenia in Milan, at the Milano Architecture Week at Triennale Milano / Sala Lab in Milan, Italy
    programme organiser

The responsibilities and activities of the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning relate to the protection of the environment and nature and spatial planning, and ensuring that various acts passed by local communities are in line with national legislation, water and water management; acquiring energy resources and the rational management of these resources; geological, seismological, meteorological and other geophysical and natural phenomena; nuclear safety; housing affairs; a development strategy in the setting up and linking of spatial information systems at national and local level; geodesy; and the control by inspectors of activities in all of these areas.

The main challenges for the Ministry are supplementing the Environmental Protection Act, drawing up a law on the removal of the consequences of natural disasters, setting up the Natura 2000 regional network, developing a spatial development strategy for the National Assembly and an order by the Government, preparing a National Energy Programme, and rescuing investments which have ceased to operate.

The Ministry co-operates with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia when cultural heritage issues overlap with natural environment issues, for example in the cases of Franja Partisan Hospital, Triglav National Park, Škocjan Caves World Heritage Site, Kozjansko Park, the Goričko landscape Park, the Logarska dolina Landscape Park, Notranjska Regional Park and Sečovlje Salina Nature Park (cf. Museum of Salt Making, Sečovlje), where cultural heritage architecture (e.g. mills, farms, salt work museum) may be found.

European projects

The Slovene Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning is one of the 9 partners of the ESPON-INTERSTRAT that focuses on integrated territorial development strategies, bringing together spatially sensitive policies and programme plans to support economic, social and environmental change. In October 2011 the Slovene, Polish and British partners shared experience at the workshop Is there space for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth?.

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