The aim of this chapter is to explore sustainability research and findings in Slovenia, including Slovenia’s paths toward sustainable future on three different levels: situational or macro-level, transformational or mezzo-level and action formation or micro-level. Changes toward sustainability can only be made through the interaction of all levels. Besides the economic situation, both environmental and social dimensions are also important parts of sustainability. Slovenian consumers tend to be aware of sustainability issues and have formed positive attitudes about this concern, which is also reflected at the macro-level indices, indicating Slovenia’s sustainable position compared to other countries in Eastern and Southern Europe. Some sustainability guidelines, albeit not necessarily systematic activities, are adopted by companies and thus are moving the Slovenian economy forward in this area. This chapter can serve as a basis to develop some general pointers of how sustainability in Slovenia can be further addressed and developed.
The authors thank Maja Hosta for her assistance in consumer study design. We acknowledge that parts of this chapter are based on a project (In search of sustainable and responsible consumption-SRC, J5-7292) that was financially supported by the Slovenian Research Agency.
Golob, U., Kos Koklič, M., Slabe Erker, R., Murovec, N., Ogorevc, M., Bartolj, T. and Zabkar, V. (2017), "Going Beyond Green: Exploring Sustainability in Slovenia", Renko, S. and Pestek, A. (Ed.) Green Economy in the Western Balkans, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 41-77. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-499-620171003Download as .RIS
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