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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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Energy use accounts for 80% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Slovenia. The largest source of emissions is transport, followed by heat and electricity production. After the EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) was introduced, only emissions from sources not included in the EU-ETS system have been relevant for achieving the country's goals concerning the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. By far the largest source is transport, which accounts for 50%, while all energy-related sources combined account for 74%.

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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 2019, consumption was equal to the 2020 target (less than 28,000 tonnes of N per year). On average over the last few years, the 2020 target has been met.

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Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) per unit of milk produced show a clear and favorable 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.

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The implicit level of energy taxation somewhat fluctuates in last few years and has not changed much. The value of the indicator for Slovenia in 2019 is lower than the EU-28 average (by 3%). Prior to 2009, when it increased significantly, it was significantly lower than the EU average. The reasons for the differences can be found mainly in the differences in the structure of energy use, where the share of liquid fuels for motor vehicle propulsion is significantly higher, and in the amount of taxation of individual energy sources.

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Emission productivity in Slovenia has improved in 2019. Compared to the EU, progress in the field of emission productivity in Slovenia is still too slow. Despite the progress made in the last two years, the link between economic development and measures to reduce GHG emissions needs to be further strengthened.

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The amount of landfilled biodegradable waste decreased rapidly up to 2013, after which the reduction stopped. In 2016 and 2017, as a result of upgrading the infrastructure for mechanical biological treatment of waste before disposal, the amount decreased significantly again, and in 2018 and 2019 it was almost zero. In the period 2016–2019 the amount was significantly lower than the target in 2020. The main measures to achieve this reduction are separate collection of waste and mechanical biological treatment of mixed municipal waste.


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