Key messages
More than half of Slovenia's land area is covered by forests (56% or 58% including shrubland), while other mostly natural vegetation accounts for 4%, 35% of the surface area is intended for farming and slightly less than 3% is artificial area. Changes detected by CLC are relatively small and do not involve much more than one tenth of one percent of the entire territory. Majority of detected changes were related to forest management and infrastructure construction.
In the 2008-2012 period urbanised areas, representing 5,4% of land use in Slovenia, have been increasing. Urbanisation rate is outstandingly hiher in Osrednjeslovenska and Podravska statistical regions. Existing data sources do not allow a precise quantitative evaluation of the process of sealing.