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First stakeholder workshop, Slovenia
November 21, 2014

The first LOCSEE workshop for stakeholders on improving the country's low-carbon policy paper was held in Ljubljana on November 21, 2014. The workshop took the form of a roundtable discussion on the monitoring of measures to reduce GHG emissions in the building sector. The goal was to identify barriers, improve collaboration among key stakeholders and reduce gaps in the data collection process. The 25 participants included representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, the Jozef Stefan Institute, the Building and Civil Engineering Institute, the Slovenian Environment Agency, the Ministry of Infrastructure, The Eco Fund (the Slovenian public environmental fund), the Ministry of Agriculture and the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development.

A representative from the Jozef Stefan Institute opened the working session and presented the aims of the workshop. Mr. Uros Vajgl, deputy director-general of the Environment Directorate, presented the operational programme of measures to reduce GHG emissions by 2020 with a view to 2030 (OP GHG 2020), which is to be improved as a result of the LOCSEE workshop. An external expert from the Jozef Stefan Institute, Barbara Petelin Visocnik, gave a brief presentation of the findings, explained the approach and highlighted the gaps in the current methodologies, indicators, databases and data flows with regard to measures that contribute to reducing GHG emissions in buildings.

In the second part of workshop, participants expressed their views on how to improve data collection and indicators. Interesting findings emerged and useful contacts were made. Some gaps were bridged, while some regarding measures to reduce GHG emissions remain to be addressed in the future.
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