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 Slovenia, external costs of electricity production, which are generated as a consequence of the impact of electricity production on the environment, are between 1.5 and 4  €c2000/kWh. Despite increasing environmental awareness, the price of electricity still does not reflect all external costs. Due to incorrect price signals, received by consumers and electricity producers, energy resources in Slovenia remain used in a non-optimal way.


Despite the country’s small surface area, species diversity in Slovenia is extremely high. The abundance among numerous plant and animal species is decreasing, with some species becoming endangered with the possibility of extinction. For example, more than four fifths of all known amphibians and reptiles in Slovenia, as well as almost half of all mammals (this represents 41 species) are on the Red List of Threatened Species.


We recover only half of construction waste, while the need for natural mineral resources is growing.


Natura 2000 sites were designated in 2004 and expanded by the amended Decree on special protection areas (Natura 2000 areas) in 2016 in accordance with the conclusions of a bilateral meeting with the European Commission in June 2014. They cover 7684 km2, which represents 37.9% of the Slovenian territory.