Environmental indicators in Slovenia

Environmental indicators are based on graphs, maps and assessments and as such present environmental trends in Slovenia. The indicators represent one of the four pillars of our environmental reporting, and are prepared in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act. The Environmental Indicators in Slovenia website enables users to browse among 180 indicators. They are based on numerical data and they indicate the state, characteristics and trends of environmental development in Slovenia. They are prepared using a systematic approach based on data and monitoring, as shown in the information pyramid.

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Household electricity consumption is increasing and amounted to 3,000 GWh in 2009. The share of households equipped with electricity-consuming appliances is increasing as well. These include e.g. dishwashers, clothes dryers, mobile phones, CD players, microwaves, and personal computers. Despite the improved energy efficiency of some appliances, electricity consumption has not decreased, as the number of household appliances continues to increase rapidly, which also contributes to excessive quantities of waste.


F-gas emissions from leaks from installations decreased after increasing in 2014-2016 in 2017 and 2018. Emissions increased again in 2019, but in 2020 a reduction was achieved again, bringing emissions to their lowest level in the observed period. The reduction of emissions from 2016 onwards indicates the successful implementation of measures in this area, which is reflected in the reduction of the amount of supplements for cooling systems and the change in the structure of substances in the direction of substances with lower greenhouse potential.


Areas of fields and gardens in measures that require fertilization based on rapid soil or plant tests have significantly exceeded the target value set by the 2014–2020 Rural Development Programme.


The land area in the organic farming measure is growing faster than planned in the Operational Programme for Reducing GHG Emissions until 2020 (OP GHG). The 2020 target (44,000 ha) was already achieved in 2018. In 2020, the target was exceeded by 8.5%. It should be emphasised that the 2020 target of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 is more ambitious (55,000 ha) and was not achieved.


After 2005, the gross nitrogen budget ranged between 32 and 69 kg per ha of agricultural land with an indistinct downward trend. The 2020 target (less than 53 kg N per ha) was met in both 2020 (32.0 kg per ha) and the five-year period 2016-2020 (45.0 kg per ha).


In the post-2000 period, nitrogen consumption from mineral fertilisers initially declined. After 2009, consumption more or less stabilised at around 27,500 tonnes, with annual values ranging from 26,300 to 28,612 tonnes. In 2020, the consumption of N from mineral fertilisers was 27,692 tonnes. Thus, the target value for 2020 (less than 28,000 tonnes of N per year) was achieved. The 2020 target was also met for all individual years of the 2016-2020 period.