Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
City population: 279,624
Project duration: 2014 - ongoing
Project cost: Unknown
Financing source(s): Corporate investment

Company program for urban bees preservation

BTC, a private company that has three shopping centres in Slovenia - one in Ljubljana - has engaged in supporting Carnolian Honey bees in Ljubljana. As part of its engagement it has placed beehives at BTC, primary school and was giving plants for people around Ljubljana to put on their balconies to support urban bees. (1 and 2)

Urban setting

  • External building greens
    • Balcony green

Key challenges

  • Climate action for adaptation, resilience and mitigation (SDG 13)
  • Cultural heritage and cultural diversity
  • Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
  • Health and well-being (SDG 3)
  • Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)

Main beneficiaries

  • Citizens or community groups
Project objectives
Preservation of the native Carniolan honey bee and its complex, incredibly important role in nature. 2014 - setting up an urban beehive at BTC in Ljubljana 2015 - a contestfor primary schools to win a beehive sponsored by BTC 2016 - giving meliferous plants to citizens to put on their balconies and support the urban bee (2)
Implementation activities
beehive installed on BTC and another one, educational, in primary school Medvode, plants distributed to citizens (2)

Type of initiating organisation

  • Private sector / Corporate / Company

Management set-up

Led by non-government actors

Participatory approaches/ community involvement

  • Dissemination of information and education
Details on the roles of the organisations involved in the project
Initiated by the private sector, but the municipality supports it (appearance of the city officials on the day of giving away the plants). (2)
Project implemented in response to ...
... an EU policy or strategy? Yes
Green Capital 2016 - directly mentioned (2) European Green Capital Award (EGCA) is a policy tool the European Commission is using to address urban sustainability challenges, which recognises and rewards local efforts to improve the environment, the economy and the quality of life in cities. 7th Environment Action Programme (EAP) underpins the EGCA as a policy tool which is directly mentioned in the documents
... a national policy or strategy? Unknown
... a local policy or strategy? Unknown
Expected impacts
  • Cultural heritage and cultural diversity
  • Economic development and decent employment (SDG 8)
  • Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
  • Health and well-being (SDG 3)
  • Sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12)
Details on impacts and indicators used not applicable

Presence of formal monitoring system

Unknown

Presence of indicators used in reporting

Unknown

Presence of monitoring/ evaluation reports

Unknown

Availability of a web-based monitoring tool

Unknown
  • Beehive at the Green Garden of Atlantis Water Park in BTC City
    Beehive at the Green Garden of Atlantis Water Park in BTC City
    License: 
    Maja Oven, retrieved 09/04/2018

 

Disclaimer: The data collection was carried out between June and August 2017, the information presented has not been updated afterwards.