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 quality of bathing water along the Slovenian coast is excellent, which ranks Slovenia at the top among the EU countries.


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 2020 target (44,000 ha) was already achieved in 2018. In 2020, the target was exceeded by 8.5%. It should be emphasised that the 2020 target of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 is more ambitious (55,000 ha) and was not achieved.


After 2005, the gross nitrogen budget ranged between 32 and 69 kg per ha of agricultural land with an indistinct downward trend. The 2020 target (less than 53 kg N per ha) was met in both 2020 (32.0 kg per ha) and the five-year period 2016-2020 (45.0 kg per ha).


In the post-2000 period, nitrogen consumption from mineral fertilisers initially declined. After 2009, consumption more or less stabilised at around 27,500 tonnes, with annual values ranging from 26,300 to 28,612 tonnes. In 2020, the consumption of N from mineral fertilisers was 27,692 tonnes. Thus, the target value for 2020 (less than 28,000 tonnes of N per year) was achieved. The 2020 target was also met for all individual years of the 2016-2020 period.


Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per unit of milk produced show a clear and favourable downward trend after 2013, but not intensive enough given the target set (<0.772 kg CO2 eq in 2020). The analysis of the trend shows that the 2020 target will be reached in 2022. Difficulties in achieving the target arise, inter alia, from the unrealised activity "Feed analysis and calculation of diets for cattle and/or small ruminants" from the original proposal of the agri-environment- climate payments measure of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme.