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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In 2021 the Water Rights for special use of water were issued in 8385 acts (water permits, concessions), with additional more than 10.000 cases of minor spatial water uses with neglectable influence on state of water, were in the process of evidencing in the Water Book.


In 2020, CO2 intensity in the commercial and institutional sector increased further compared to the previous year, to 33 t CO2/million EUR1995, and lagged 0.7 percentage points behind the annual target value. The 2020 target was thus not achieved which is due to a 3.8% reduction in value added caused by the implementation of measures for preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In comparison to 2010, the intensity was 55% lower.


At the end of 2020, the total floor area of energy-renovated buildings in the public sector amounted to 1.84 million m2, which exceeds the annual target by 3%. The 2020 target was thus achieved. In 2020, 127,000 m2 of the total floor area were renovated, which is almost a third less than the previous year and also significantly less than in the period 2013−2015.


By 2020, the implementation of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy source (RES) measures in the public sector resulted in a cumulative energy savings of 228 GWh, and the cumulative CO2 emissions reduction was 56 kt. The values of both indicators lagged behind the annual target values by 26% and 12%, respectively. The 2020 targets were thus not achieved, which is largely due to the insufficient intensity of investments in the period 2015–2017.


In 2020, the leverage of incentives in the public sector amounted to 34.4 euro cents of subsidy for 1 euro of investment and lagged behind the annual target value by 1.1 euro cents. The 2020 target was thus not achieved. Compared to the previous year, 2.2 euro cents less subsidy had to be allocated for 1 euro of investment, which was caused by the reduction of the financial leverage of Eco Fund incentives by 4.1 euro cents.


In accordance with the set targets, it is necessary to ensure faster growth of rail freight transport in comparison to road freight transport. This was not achieved in 2020. The share of rail freight transport in total freight transport with goods loaded or unloaded in Slovenia remained under the projection value of the indicator for 2020. The number of tonne-kilometres in road transport increased by 19,2% in the period 2011−2020. In the same period, the number of tonne-kilometres achieved in rail transport increased by only 13%.