The work within this area focuses on education, research and consultancy in the field of environmental/risk assessment and modeling. Specifically this includes (i) development of methods and approaches; (ii) environmental studies on strategic and project levels (sustainability assessment, strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment, safety analysis for hazardous industrial installations); (iii) development of indicators for sustainability and risk analysis; (iv) integration of environmental and risk assessment with spatial planning; (v) modeling of environmental transport and fate; (vi) environmental vulnerability modeling; (vii) epidemiological studies – analysis of exposure to environmental factors; (viii) environmental Cost-Benefit-Analysis; and (ix) training and mentoring.



Sustainability assessment for electricity generation in Slovenia by the year 2050

This study developed and presented an approach to systematic, transparent, and reproducible appraisal of sustainability as related to electricity production. It was oriented towards identifying reliable, rational, and environmentally sound production of electric energy in Slovenia by 2050.


The aim of the CIVITAS ELAN project was to increase the modal share of walking and cycling, support innovative freight delivery solutions, implement innovative demand management, and increase the use of cleaner and energy-efficient vehicles. The project enhanced overall road safety and reduction of air pollution. Moreover, it developed the cities’ perception as pioneers of advanced mobility concepts that offer a high quality of life. As a policy-driven project led by impact and process evaluation, the ELAN cities significantly contributed to national, EU and global transport policy changes.



The EU project iNTeg-Risk (Early Recognition, Monitoring, and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks) is a project in the area of “Nano-sciences, Nano-technologies, Materials and new Production Technologies” (FP 7). iNTeg-Risk coordinates research for establishing a common EU approach to face the challenge of emerging risks. Different sub-projects deal with emerging risks in the existing and new installations throughout the EU and pre-accession countries. Examples of these sub-projects are Port of Koper (Slovenia) and Oil Refinery in Pančevo (Serbia) in which the JSI researchers are involved.



                      KONTIĆ, Branko, DERMOL, Urška. Confronting reality in strategic environmental assessment in Slovenia - Costs and benefits. Environmental impact assessment review, 2015, vol. 50, pp. 42-52
    KONTIĆ, Branko, KONTIĆ, Davor. A viewpoint on the approval context of strategic environmental assessments. Environmental impact assessment review, [Print ed.], 2011, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 151-155
     GERBEC, Marko, RODMAN OPREŠNIK, Samuel, KONTIĆ, Davor. Cost benefit analysis of three different urban bus drive systems using real driving data. Transportation research. Part D, Transport and environment, , 2015, vol. 41, pp. 433-444
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