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Emissions of greenhouse gases, methane and nitrous oxide, in agriculture were reduced by 11.5% from 1986 until 2010. The reduction is mostly the result of decreased cattle, pigs and poultry population, as well as improved livestock manure management.


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Figure KM14-1: The structure of greenhouse gases emissions in agriculture in 2010
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Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2012.

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2010
CH4 – enteric fermentation % 33.9
CH4 – manure management % 21.9
N2O – manure management % 7.1
N2O – fertilization with livestock manure % 8.3
N2O – fertilization with mineral fertilizers % 7.7
N2O – grazing % 2.7
N2O – deposition of ammonia and NOX from the atmosphere % 2.6
N2O – leaching of nitrogen substances to the groundwater and watercourses % 12.3
N2O – biological nitrogen fixation % 0.8
N2O – decomposition of crop residues % 1.3
N2O - obdelava histosolov % 1.4
Figure KM14-2: Trends of annual emissions of methane and nitrous oxide in agriculture
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Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2012.

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1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Methane emissions index 1986=100 100 99.9 98.7 97.9 98.6 92.7 97.4 94.1 94.6 93.5
Nitrous oxide emissions index 1986=100 100 103.1 99.3 95.2 94.2 88.1 99.6 90.1 90.9 90.9
Kyoto target 2008-2012 index 1986=100 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92
Methane emissions 1000 t 54.7 54.6 54 53.5 53.9 50.7 53.3 51.5 51.7 51.2
Nitrous oxide emissions 1000 t 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.2 3 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Methane emissions index 1986=100 91 89.1 91.8 90.4 98 96.9 101.1 96.9 93.8 95.1
Nitrous oxide emissions index 1986=100 89.2 91.5 93 92.9 94.6 93.2 95.1 90.9 85.5 85.5
Kyoto target 2008-2012 index 1986=100 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92 92
Methane emissions 1000 t 49.8 48.7 50.2 49.4 53.6 53 55.3 53 51.3 52
Nitrous oxide emissions 1000 t 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.9
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Methane emissions index 1986=100 96 99.8 95.9 96.1 95.4
Nitrous oxide emissions index 1986=100 86.1 87.1 80.7 83.5 81
Kyoto target 2008-2012 index 1986=100 92 92 92 92 92
Methane emissions 1000 t 52.5 54.6 52.5 52.6 52.2
Nitrous oxide emissions 1000 t 3 3 2.8 2.9 2.8
Figure KM14-3: Trends in greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture
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Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2012; European Environment Agency, 2011.

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1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Slovenia km 100 101.4 99 96.6 96.5 90.5 98.5 92.2 92.8 92.3
EU-27 km 100 97.8 96.1 94.4 94.4 95
EU-15 km 100 94.8 90.3 87.2 86.6 86.6
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Slovenia km 90.1 90.2 92.4 91.6 96.4 95.1 98.2 94 89.8 90.5
EU-27 km 96.1 96.1 96.1 95.9 95 92.9 91.6 90.3 90.3 89
EU-15 km 86.9 87.1 86.6 86 84.3 83.1 82.4 81.3 81 80.3
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Slovenia km 91.2 93.7 88.6 90 88.5
EU-27 km 87.8 87.9 87.7 85.9
EU-15 km 79.7 79.5 79.7 78
Figure KM14-4: Agricultural emissions of methane from enteric fermentation and at the storage of manure in the years 1986 and 2010
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Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2012.

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Manure manegement - cattle Manure manegement- pigs Manure manegement- poultry Manure manegement - sheep, goats, horses - Enteric fermentation - cattle Enteric fermentation - pigs Enteric fermentation - sheep, goats, horses
1986 1000 t 10.405 11.088 0.783 0.026 30.793 1.1 0.514
2010 1000 t 14.299 5.774 0.36 0.055 29.572 0.631 1.523
Methane emissions from agriculture Index (1986=100) 137.428 52.07 45.996 209.701 96.037 57.336 296.323
Figure KM14-5: Emissions of nitrous oxide in agriculture in the years 1986 and 2010 by sources
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Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, 2012.

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nitrogen leaching fertilization with mineral fertilizers fertilization with livestock manures manure managenment deposition of nitrogen substances from the atmosphere grazing decomposition of crop residues processing histosol biological nitrogen fixation
1986 t 888 526 678 890 190 77 86 93 20
2010 t 780 486 523 451 165 170 83 87 49
Nitrous oxide emissions Index 2010/1986 88 92 77 51 87 221 97 93 244

Goals

- 8-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the period 2008-2012 referred to the value in the base year (1986).


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