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The Recovery and Resilience Plan addresses challenges related to achieving climate neutrality by 2050, increasing material productivity, promoting energy efficiency and eco-innovation, improving the waste management system, and strengthening the wood processing chain. The component also introduces green budgetary planning.

The objective of the component "Circular economy – resource efficiency" is to support the transition of Slovenia’s linear economy to a low-carbon circular economy, in accordance with the Slovenian Development Strategy 2030 and the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan: "Towards a Cleaner and More Competitive Europe".

Establishing a framework for sustainable and green transformation – reform

The objective of the reform is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for resource efficiency. A strategic and legal framework for the transition to a circular economy will be established to improve extended producer responsibility and promote the integration of recycled materials into new products. The reform will establish green budgetary planning by introducing a methodology aimed at identifying and assessing elements of the public budget that affect environmental policies.

As part of the reform, a one-stop shop will be established to support businesses, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their transition to a circular economy.

An integrated strategic project for the decarbonisation of Slovenia through the transition to a circular economy – investment

The objective of the investment is to establish a mechanism for coordination of different instruments and actions in the context of policy objectives relevant for the transition to a circular economy.

Programmes under this investment will cover strengthening the capacity of regions and local communities for the transition to a circular economy, supporting start-ups in the field of the low-carbon circular economy, and training mentors to help companies find, develop and put into practice circular business models. The programmes will also support circular value chains through an environmentally friendly business environment for investors.

Increasing wood processing to accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral society – investment

As one of the four most forested countries in Europe (around 58% of its territory is covered by forests), Slovenia has sufficient timber for long-term development based on domestic raw materials.

The investment is aimed at contributing to increased domestic wood processing on the basis of an environmentally friendly production process and resource efficiency, which will be ensured by encouraging investment in new capacity and in the expansion of existing capacity for wood processing. In both cases, the activities will take into account the principles of environmentally friendly production, sustainable construction and the use of the best available techniques. They will be also subject to strict "do no significant harm" criteria, in particular with regard to the protection of biodiversity.