Celebrating 10th Alpine Convention Day in Slovenia

Each year, for 10 years in a row, the Slovenian Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MOP) has been organizing an Alpine Convention day to promote the Alpine Convention, it's aims, work and results to the broader public.

This year the event was organized in the scope of the Slovenian Civil Protection Days in Postojna (SI) on 18 October and was dedicated to natural hazard risk governance, focusing on the 7th Report on the State of the Alps (RSA7) issued earlier this year. The event started with introductory words by the Minister of environment and spatial planning Simon Zajc, the Director General of the Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (ACPDR) Darko But as well as the Secretary General of the Alpine Convention Alenka Smerkolj.

After a brief presentation of the Alpine Convention, a more extensive presentation of the Natural Hazards Working Group (PLANALP) and their work as well as the RSA7 followed by Jože Papež, a long-term Slovenian member of the PLANALP. The event continued with a presentation of climate projections for Slovenia until the end of the century implying the implications of climate change to natural hazards. The event was concluded by a discussion panel on the role of prevention and stakeholder involvement in natural hazard risk governance by representatives of the ACPDR, the Slovenian Environment Agency, the municipalities and the Spatial Planning Directorate of MOP to include as many views on the issue as possible.

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