The Slovenia Times

Climate policy panel recommends declaring climate emergency


The committee adopted the recommendation in line with its goal to form stances and give recommendations to influence decision-makers at home and abroad, Pahor's office said in a release after a meeting with the seven-member panel on Monday.

The panel also urged the Slovenian authorities to immediately draft and adopt ambitious, comprehensive and financially feasible measures to address the climate and environmental crisis.

The climate experts also believe the decision-makers should assess the climate, environmental, economic and social impact of all the necessary measures.

"They should ensure that the measures are fully aligned with the goal of limiting global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, which means reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, which calls for reaching the net-zero greenhouse gas emission target by 2050 at the latest."

The panel also believes the three institutions should actively cooperate in the adoption of the European Green Deal, which has been announced by the European Commission and which is a good basis to reduce the carbon footprint.

"We thus propose adopting measures to reach the net-zero greenhouse gas emission target in the civil service and the public administration by 2030 at the latest," said the panel, set up two weeks ago as the first permanent body at the president's office.


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