Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning

The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning ensures a healthy living environment for all the inhabitants of Slovenia and encourages and co-ordinates efforts towards sustainable development based, in addition to social well-being, on the wise and thrifty use of natural resources.

It attempts to increase concern of society about preserving a natural balance and biological diversity in the country in the conviction that biological diversity is an important heritage for future generations. It ensures adequate stocks of water sources, quality of water and sustainable arrangement of surface and subterranean water and the sea, since waters are one of the most important natural resources in Slovenia.

It directs the spatial development of our cities, towns and villages in such a way that we retain and develop the characteristics of the architectural heritage of buildings and settlements and the cultural landscape and, at the same time, enable economic, social and cultural development.

It ensures spatial development such that man’s activities will be oriented in such a way that they will be least affected in the event of natural disasters, and also sets up mechanisms of solidarity relief at the time of natural disasters. In achieving the aims of sustainable development, it establishes co-operation with local communities on the principle of partnership and subsidiarity.

It ensures flexibility in creating and implementing policies and measures of sustainable development by stimulating co-operation among individuals and groups and organisations of civil society. Above all, it strives to strengthen awareness of the common responsibility for the state of the environment, nature and space, of all the inhabitants of the Republic of Slovenia.


Address: Ministrstvo za okolje in proctor, Dunajska cesta 47, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Phone: 00386 1 478 7400
Fax: 00386 1 478 7425