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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Concentrations of metals in the ambient air in Slovenia do not exceed the prescribed limits. The annual target value for benzo ( a) pyrene was exceeded at the sampling points in Ljubljana and Maribor, which are under the influence of emissions from transport.


In 2019, the indicator shows a slight decline in the eco-innovation index. Slovenia is slightly below the EU average in eco-innovative activities. The target value for Slovenia has not been set. Throughout the observed period, the indicator reflects the fluctuation of Slovenia's eco-innovation index compared to the EU.


In 2018, the number of employees in the environmental goods and services sector increased by 5%. The share of employees in this sector in relation to all employees in Slovenia has not changed much in recent years. Slovenia's goal is to increase the number of green jobs. The target value for Slovenia has not been set, so in the framework of monitoring the implementation of the GHG OP, we compare the situation in Slovenia with the situation in the EU and monitor changes compared to the previous year.


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) has already been achieved in 2018 and preliminary data for 2020 indicate that the OPTGP target will be exceeded. It should be stressed that the 2014-2020 target Rural Development Programme is more ambitious (55,000 ha) and will not be reached in 2020.


After 2005, the gross nitrogen budget ranged between 42 and 69 kg per ha of agricultural land with an indistinct decreasing trend. The 2020 target (less than 53 kg N per ha) has been achieved on average over the last 5 years (47.6 kg N per ha). Preliminary estimates indicate that the balance surplus in 2020 will be less than 35 kg N per ha. This means that the 2020 target will be achieved.


Incentives that go against the goal of reducing greenhouse gas GHG emissions have grown steadily in recent years, and in 2018 and 2019 they were reduced. In 2019, they decreased by 28% compared to 2018. Target knowledge is not set, the direction of "gradual significant reduction of environmentally harmful incentives" is pursued. The refunds of excise duties on diesel fuel stand out, which have decreased compared to the previous year, but still represent 40% of the total amount of all incentives that go against the goal of reducing GHG.