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Slovenia – a true green destination

"Be proud of your country and together make sure that five years from now you will be proud of what it has achieved in preserving its character and its green, clean, authentic offer for travellers," said the President of the Green Destinations international organisation, Albert Salman, to Slovenians a few years ago in Ljubljana.

Slovenia is known around the world as a true green destination

Slovenia is known around the world as a true green destination | Author Nebojša Tejić, STA

Slovenia was the first country to fulfil the international Green Destinations criteria and become the first green destination of the world. Several places in Slovenia have also been declared green destinations.

Among 180 countries, in 2016 Slovenia ranked fifth, following Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark, with regard to the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) calculated by Yale University. The results were presented at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

The EPI is calculated according to the country’s activities in the care for human health and ecosystems. Within these two areas the index evaluates the achievements of a country in ten categories on the basis of more than 20 indicators.

Slovenia will present its best at the Dubai Expo. The World Expo to be probably held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 in Dubai is an opportunity for countries to present themselves with the best they have to offer.

The title of Slovenia's exhibit will be Slovenia – Green Smart Experience. The brand is not only aimed at tourism but also at entrepreneurship, technology, sports, science, culture and digital content. These will be shown in the Smart Green Room, where emphasis will be put on wood, water and the green environment. Slovenia aims to present itself to visitors as a nation of inventors.

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