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Opening of a new interpretive circular trail in the Ljubljansko barje marshes

State Secretary mag. Marko Koprivc gave an address at the opening of a new interpretive circular trail in the Ljubljansko barje marshes. In his address, the State Secretary underlined the importance of greening people's living environments, which has a significant impact on the quality of life on the one hand, and on improving the state of biodiversity on the other, also taking into account, of course, climate change adaptation.

Udeleženci odprtja nove interpretacijske krožne poti, med njimi državni sekretar

Participants at the opening of the new interpretive circular trail, including the State Secretary | Author Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR)

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“The recent disaster has shown that it is of the utmost importance to take appropriate preventive measures and to strengthen the timely and adequate response to such disasters. Fortunately, Ljubljana didn’t suffer any major damage to infrastructure and public facilities, which is mainly due to the flood prevention measures already implemented,” said the State Secretary in his address. He also outlined that the Ministry aims to ensure that flood damage is repaired as quickly and efficiently as possible. “The main task of the whole government at the moment is to adopt the necessary laws and to help the affected municipalities, people and economy to recover from the floods as quickly as possible,” he added.

The interpretive trail was developed in the framework of the PoLJUBA project, another example of a good project supported by EU Cohesion Policy funds. The project is worth 4.12 million euros. “The country recognises the great importance of biodiversity conservation projects to mitigate and also adapt to climate change,” he also underlined.

The new European Cohesion Policy programme for the period 2021-2027 also provides funding for projects that focus on preserving biodiversity and preventing biodiversity loss. Nearly 83 million euros of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund is planned to be used for improving the protection and conservation of nature and biodiversity in green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and for reducing all forms of pollution.