Environment Ministry

NGOs lambast planned environmental law changes

Ljubljana – Environmental NGOs warn that proposed changes to the environmental protection and spatial planning acts would exclude them from key relevant procedures and scrap legislative safeguards. Without the latter an irreparable damage could be caused regarding the environment and public health, they said Tuesday.

Slovenian govt, NGOs welcome bolder EU greenhouse gas emissions goal

Ljubljana – The government and environmental NGO have welcomed the EU summit’s decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by at least 55%. The Environment Ministry believes the goal is realistic, whereas the NGOs would like it even more ambitious. A climatologist meanwhile says that for a true global impact, the EU should get China and the US on board.

Environment Ministry to cooperate more closely with Pahor’s climate advisors

Ljubljana – Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak met President Borut Pahor on Monday ahead of the nearing fifth anniversary of signing of the Paris Agreement. The pair agreed on closer cooperation between the ministry and Pahor’s permanent advisory committee on climate change.

Revamp plan for East Attica

Around 260 hectares will be included in a new zoning plan for the east Attica seaside towns of Mati and Kokkino Limanaki which were impacted by devastating wildfires in 2018, while Provalinthos and Ampeloupoli will continue to be designated as forestland, the Environment Ministry announced Monday. 

KAS approves ministry plan for maximum building height around Acropolis Hill

The board of Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS), the country's top advisory body on the protection of antiquities, approved unanimously on Tuesday a proposal by the Environment Ministry to set the maximum height for buildings in the vicinity of the Acropolis Hill at 21 meters, Kathimerini understands.