Fast 8: Janez Potočnik

We have stepped into the autumn with November and our EUROCITIES Conference just around the corner.


To liven up grey or sunny days we have launched the FAST 8 column where we are going to learn many interesting facts from our speakers and political representatives. We are going to put the same questions to all of them. 


Joining us today in the FAST 8 column is Janez Potočnik, co-chair of UNEP International Resource Panel and former European commissioner for the environment.  

He is also going to be the keynote speaker on Thursday 16 November 2017. Check the programme. More about Janez Potočnik.

Fast 8: Janez Potočnik

Fast 8: Janez Potočnik

1. What film do you recommend?
The Black Mirror series on Netflix.

2. What book do you recommend?
Any book by Arto Paasilinna and definitely I Saw Her That Night by Drago Jančar.

3. What is the best way to spend a day?
A day when I'm happy.

4. What surprises you most in this time and place?
The ease with which we are accepting stupidity and redirecting attention to completely irrelevant things…

5. What can’t you imagine the EUROCITIES Conference without?
Without cities looking for sustainable solutions.

6. What can’t you imagine Ljubljana without?
Without its relaxed atmosphere and smiles on its streets.

7. What people/cities are you delighted by?
People and cities looking further ahead and acting responsibly, people and cities not indifferent about their dowry.

8. What does the future of the environment look like for all of us in your opinion?
Unfortunately not the best if we consider the accumulated facts as the consequence of our own irresponsible behaviour and unpreparedness to face them more seriously.

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