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 KM10 indicator presents land use changes in a relatively short 9-year period between 2002 and 2011. Sustainable land management and rational use of natural resources, the impact of socio-economic factors and the impacts/consequences of administrative measures are largely reflected in spatial development and, consequently, in land use structure. The process has two characteristics:

- Urbanisation and the irreversible degradation of land it causes is increasing;


Incentives that work against the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been steadily growing in recent years but in 2018 they were reduced by 8%. The target value is not set, but the direction of the "gradual significant reduction of environmentally harmful incentives" is pursued. The refund of excise duties on diesel fuel stands out. This refund decreased compared to the previous year but still represents 35% of all incentives that work against the goal of reducing GHG emissions.


The implicit energy tax rate slightly decreased in 2017, by 0.5% compared to 2016, and in 2018 was 2% lower than in 2017. In 2018, for the first time in a long time, the implicit energy tax rate was lower than the EU-28 average (by 1%). Before 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, wherein the share of liquid fuels for motor vehicle usage is significantly higher, and in the amount of taxation on individual energy sources.


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 it was almost zero. In the period 2016–2018 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.


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.