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Emission productivity in Slovenia has improved in 2020. 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.


The implicit level of energy taxation fluctuates throughout the observed period, but recently it has been gradually declining. The value of the indicator for Slovenia in 2020 is lower than the EU-28 average (by 4%). 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.


Incentives that go against the goal of reducing greenhouse gas GHG have grown steadily by 2017 and have seen their decline in recent years. In 2020 they decreased by 9 % compared to 2019. The target information is not set, the "gradual significant reduction of environmentally harmful incentives" is pursued. The refunds on diesel excise duties, which have decreased compared to the previous year, still represent 37 % in total, are contrary to the achievement of the GHG emission reduction targets.


In 2019, the number of employees in the environmental goods and services sector increased by 1%. 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 EU's innovation performance is monitored with the summary innovation index, which is a composite indicator obtained with an unensuanced average of 27 indicators, which are covered by 12 thematic areas. Slovenia is best in the field of information technology, where Slovenia is above the EU average (18% more). In sustainable environmental management, Slovenia is lagging behind the EU average (21% less). The target value for Slovenia is not set.