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World consumes natural resources 4 months after Slovenia

Ljubljana, 22 August - As a society and economy, Slovenia uses as much resources as if it had three Slovenians at its disposal, the national Environment Agency (ARSO) said on Earth Overshoot Day, a date calculated to show when humanity consumes natural resources beyond the Earth's capacity to regenerate them that year.

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In 2020, Slovenia overconsumed its natural resources that could be renewed the same year already on 26 April, whereas the world arrived at Earth Overshoot Day today, almost a month later than in 2019, foremost due to the coronavirus restriction measures.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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