Mirror to the Government – Green Non-Governmental Monitor was designed to monitor and evaluate implementation of the commitments and legislation of the principles of sustainable development in various sectors. The project aimed to measure the gap between pre-election promises and commitments in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development, and their post-election implementation. Along with that, one of the aims was to reduce the implementation gap by governmental autities and to promote civil society as an equal partner. The purpose of the project Mirror to the Government was also to promote interest in sustainable development among decision-makers and in the broader public. The summary of the report in English can be downloaded here.
Analiza donatorjev slovenskim nevladnim organizacijam je nastala v okviru programa Dobra družba, ki smo ga izvajali v Umanoteri. Program si je prizadeval izboljšati pogoje za statusno, finančno in kadrovsko okrepitev organizacij civilne družbe in jim tako omogočiti, da s prispevki na različnih področjih dvignejo kakovost življenja v Sloveniji. Njegov temeljni namen je bil izkoristiti spregledani potencial nevladnega sektorja v Sloveniji.
Poročilo organizacije WWF “Natura 2000 in Europa, Implementation status of the Habitats Directive in the EU-25 Member States, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Turkey”
Schweiger Thomas, Iza Kruszewska, Geert Ritse
This report provides an overview of the main laws of the European union pertaining to genetically modified organisms, used in food and agriculture. The fast speed of commercialisation of genetically modified seeds and food and the unforeseen consumer rejection of GM food in the EU, has resulted in continuous of existing EU laws and a plethora of proposed new legislation. Despite the dynamic nature of EU policy on GMOs, one thing is clear, the EU is moving towards more transparent and increasingly restrictive laws regulating GMOs.
Sustainable development is accepted today as a new development paradigm, incorporating on equal terms the economic, social and environmental components. There is a considerable gap between the declared commitment to sustainable development and the implementation of such legislation and measures as make the above development possible. The implementation deficit is demonstrated in insufficient implementation of the adopted laws and strategic documents and in inefficient performance of the government and its bodies. This deficit can be defined also as integration deficit or poor integration of environmental issues into the sectoral policies.
This report is a result of several months of collating information, researching the level of implementation of policy on treatment and disposal of waste, and assessing how well the objectives provided by the Strategic guidelines on waste management and the National environmental action plan have been fulfilled.
This report is the result of investigative research undertaken to determine the current level of commercialisation of genetically engineered crops and foods and the degree of regulatory oversight over genetic technologies in Slovenia. Its purpose is to prevent Slovenia from becoming a dumping ground for this dangerous technology and its products, many of which have been rejected by the market in the EU.
Zbornik referatov z mednarodnega simpozija Zelena proračunska reforma, (Bled, april 1997) in študija za Slovenijo, rezultat Umanoterinega projekta Zelena proračunska reforma – možnosti v Srednji in Vzhodni Evropi.