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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The favorable conservation status of habitat types in Slovenia is reached by just over a third of Europe's important habitat types.In order to achieve the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, it is necessary to follow the guidelines of the Regulation on Special Conservation Areas (Natura 2000 sites) more rigorously and to implement the Natura 2000 management program. This is especially important for areas with freshwater, wetland, wetland and grassland habitat types.


Emissions of F-gases due to leaks from stationary equipment decreased in 2017 and 2018, namely by 9% and 20%, respectively, after increasing from 2014–2016. The decline is expected to continue in the future as a result of more intensive restrictions on placing F-gases on the EU market. The target value of the indicator from the Operational Programme for Reducing GHG Emissions until 2020 (OP GHG) is only indicative, as there have been several methodological changes since the adoption of the OP GHG.


The share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the use of fuels in non-ETS industry amounted to 16.4% in 2018. The share decreased for the fourth year in a row, this time by 12% compared to the preceding year. The decrease was a result of an increase in fuel consumption of almost 20% due to improved and expanded energy statistics for industry. The achieved RES share lagged 3.6 percentage points behind the indicative annual target value. If a similar downward trend continues in the future, the share of RES in 2020 will be more than 9 percentage points below the target.


In 2018, the amount of incentives for the implementation of measures related to energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy sources (RES) in non-ETS industry amounted to just over EUR 46,000. Only Eco Fund incentives are considered in this amount, as the projects co-financed under the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy in the 2014–2020 Period (OP ECP) are not prepared in such a way that the monitoring of effects related to climate targets would be possible, since also the set targets are not climate orientated.


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 target value for 2020 is 44,000 ha. It should be emphasized that the objectives of the 2014−2020 Rural Development Programme are more ambitious (55,000 ha) and that it would also make sense to correct the objectives of the OP GHG.