On 22 and 23 April, celebrating the World's Earth Day, the GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre hosted the traditional international Eco Conference with distinguished guests organized by Planet Earth Society. As every year, the GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre is one of its partners.
At the 6th annual conference, professional and political frameworks for action were presented and there was a discussion about ever more topical issue of climate changes on local, regional, and global levels. The conference was held in the spirit of preparations for the new global agreement on climate changes after the year 2020, which world leaders will adopt in December 2015 in Paris. The conclusions of the Eco Conference with active participation from Pierre-François Mourier, the Ambassador of France in Slovenia, Jamie Hilton, the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Dr Jakob Haselhuber, Deputy Head of German Mission and Head of Economy and Business Department in the Republic of Slovenia, will be proceeded to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.
In Paris, Slovenia will join the position of the group of member states of the EU at promoting EU’s ambitious view on climate policy, and according to the predictions of the Ministry for environment, at December meeting in Paris it will welcome intensive preparations for a new global agreement on climate changes after the year 2020.
Every year, the Eco Conference invites the tender ‘Planet Earth Friendly Municipality’, and the winners are announced in autumn at the Nature-Health Fair held at the GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. The latter is a partner of the Eco Conference and the projects of the Planet Earth Society, one of them being the Green Pen competition at primary and secondary schools during this year’s International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. The winners are invited to the global, award-winning exhibition ‘1001 Inventions’, which will be open at the GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre until 2 July.