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EU Green Leaf 2024

The Slovenian city of Velenje is working to phase out coal, while opening up new employment opportunities in the green job sectors. Their motto is “from black to green & bright”.

Velenje was one of the first cities in Slovenia to install a separate waste collection system and has been improving waste management ever since.

The city is eager to share their experiences on the transformation from a coal mining to a climate-neutral city.