Ljubljana, Slovenia

Organisation: Ljubljana Tourism

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Performance Overview (2019)

Total

64 %

Performance Highlights

Does [DMO] have a Sustainability
Strategy?

Does [CITY] have a sustainable destination certificate?

Does [DMO] report on its sustainability performance?

Ljubljana is implementing city management measures for sustainability and the overall quality of life in the city. This is why Ljubljana is successfully buffering tourist flows while managing its daily routines, and is continuously developing and enhancing sustainable capacities. There are more than 14,000 events every year in Ljubljana. The latter also involves organization of events, which are planned according to the instructions from a special handbook on organizing sustainable events, focusing primarily on sustainable use of food and beverage containers and waste recycling. Ljubljana's list of priorities also includes green meetings. The standards for green meetings are being set by Conventa, whose reusable wooden exhibition stands, recycled materials used at every level of the event, and attention to local sourcing of food are just a few measures that serve as an example of how to run green meetings.

9%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS

0%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES

0%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS

Ljubljana is in favor of actively involving the local community when it comes to shaping the tourism in the area. The citizen satisfaction surveys shows that the community has a positive attitude towards tourism. A vast majority agree that the development of tourism contributes to the development of Ljubljana. Ljubljana is also a Rainbow City as it supports its LGBT community with a “LGBT-Friendly Certificate” issued to all the businesses that contribute to an inclusive environment. Ljubljana completed the construction of the long-awaited Muslim Cultural Center. People using a wheelchair have access to more than 200 municipal buildings and heritage sites. Ljubljana won the ETIS and Accessible Tourism Joint Award as it implemented extensive measures for providing safety and equal opportunities in traffic for children and people with disabilities. The inclusiveness of such measures enables people from different social groups to contribute to the overall atmosphere of the city.

SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE

79%

SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX

86%

SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

60%

Ljubljana is one of the green capitals of Europe: per capita green space amounts to 542 m2. Air pollution is steadily decreasing due to several measures transforming degraded areas into green public spaces (so far, more than 90 ha), the city center was also closed down to private vehicles and consequently, the black carbon concentrations decreased by as much as 70%. Several bridges were built in order to connect different parts of the city and promote cycling mobility and reduce carbon footprint. Ljubljana was also the first European capital to declare the Zero-Waste goal; with a comprehensive waste management system the city achieved the highest share of separately collected household waste in the EU (67% in 2017). Abundant clean and free water resources are available to everyone; water fountains are installed around the city center.

32%


OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES

47%


OF WASTE
RECYCLED

5,600 ha

HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION

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