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Local equals sustainable


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Today is the last day of the European Sustainable Development Week marked in Ljubljana, the European Green Capital 2016. Sustainable development is based on the use of local resources, care for the local environment, and cooperation with the local communities. It is an integral mindset comprising equal treatment of the economic, social and environmental development components. The integration into the local environment and the life with and for the local community belong to the key criteria in this concept. In the world, there are too many examples of multinational companies entering into local communities and leaving behind aggravated conditions of people's lives and the environment because of their hunt for profit.

Slovenia refuses to walk down this path. The transition to a green economy through a gradual sustainable development is one of the key priorities set by Prime Minister Miro Cerar’s Government. The aim is to support the development of new green technologies, promotion and development of Slovenian know-how, and consequently also the creation of new jobs which are, of course, a precondition for creating and maintaining the well-being of local population and anyone who wants to live in our environment.

The commitment to sustainable performance is more than just a type of promotion. A sustainable development is, above all, an active effort towards a social cohesion, care for the poor population through mechanisms of the welfare state, help offered to those in need, and a hand given to refugees to ease the process of their integration.

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