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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Since 2011, the total number of varieties listed in the National List of Varieties for stubble cereals (common wheat), maize and potato decreased, while the total number of oilseed varieties increased, also due to domestic varieties listed as conservation varieties. For other crops the number of varieties remained unchanged. For rye, triticale and oats, the share of the five most common varieties is 100%. For other crops, the share of five most common varieties for each species range from 30% for potatoes to 80% for barley.



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%.


After the increase in number of total passenger kilometres in public passenger transport in 2019, in 2020 the number of total passenger kilometres in PPT sharply decreased. Passenger kilometres decreased to the lowest level in the observed period in both rail transport and road public passenger transport. The main reason for such decrease in passenger kilometres is the large reduction in transport activity as a result of the measures taken during the COVID-19 epidemic.


In 2016 and 2017, the trend of reducing specific emissions of new vehicles has stopped, and they have even increased in 2018 and 2019. Even though specific emissions of new vehicles have reduced for almost 10% in 2020, achieving the 2021 target remains on a critical path meaning that strengthening of the implementation of measures in this area is needed.  After growth in 2018 and 2019, the average emissions of all vehicles decreased slightly again in 2020, but they did not achieve the set indicative target of the OP GHG.