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Social well-being in Slovenia has been improving consistently. The level of human development is high. Men and women have almost equal access to healthcare, income and education, although the distribution of social power between the sexes remains unequal.


Slovenia’s ecological footprint is not kept within acceptable limits, which causes an imbalance between demand (for food, fuels, wood and fibres) and biological self-regeneration capacity. With an ecological footprint of 5.2 gha/per capita, Slovenia exceeds the EU average of 4.7 gha/per capita. Demand is almost twice as high as the biological capacity, with overuse of non-renewable energy sources (fossil fuels) in the energy sector being the main cause of environmental impacts.