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Second session of the NWG in Slovenia
October 17, 2014

The Slovenian National Working Group met for the second time in Ljubljana, at the premises of the Slovenian Environment Agency, on October 17, 2014. The 25 participants comprised representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Slovenian Environment Agency, the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, the Jozef Stefan Institute, SID Bank and Eco Fund (the Slovenian public environmental fund).

In his welcome address, Deputy Director-General of the Environment Directorate Mr. Uros Vajgl focused on the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and highlighted the latest developments in Slovenia, in the EU and across the globe. Ms. Barbara Simonic then gave a presentation on the aims and activities of the LOCSEE project, referring to project outputs such as the Guidelines for the Coordinated Transfer of EU Legislation and the Step-by-Step Manual on Developing Low-Carbon Policies, and latest developments in the Regional Policy Network, which met for its first session at the beginning of October.

Experts from the Jozef Stefan Institute presented the latest findings related to the evaluation of the operational programme of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 with a view to 2030 (OP GHG 2020), and the establishment of an effective system for monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the measures foreseen in the OP GHG 2020. Ms. Andreja Urbancic presented the main results achieved by a group of researchers and drew attention to gaps in data collection, methodologies and the goal itself.

An active discussion took place on how to close the identified gaps, ensure cross-sectoral data exchange, cooperate and create synergies with other processes already in place for monitoring GHG emissions, and develop green growth indicators. At the end of the session, participants were informed about meetings, workshops and other activities that will take place before the end of November.
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