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The emission productivity in Slovenia increased in 2017, but progress in comparison with other EU countries is too slow. Despite progress, the link between economic development and measures to reduce GHG emissions needs to be strengthened. The Strategy for the Development of Slovenia 2030 sets the goal of improving the emission productivity in 2030, the EU average. Slovenia's development strategy monitors emission productivity slightly differently, where the indicator takes into account GDP based on purchasing power standards.


In 2016 implicit tax rate on energy somewhat declined. Nevertheless, it is still above the EU average and does not change much. Implicit tax rate on energy in Slovenia is estimated to grow for 3 % in 2017. The target value for this indicator is not specified. We keep track of this indicator by comparing it to the EU value.


Subsidies that are contrary to achieving the goal of reducing GHG emissions do not decrease over the years. The value of the indicator is inconsistent with the long-term objective of the OP GHG: "graduated but significant reduction of the environmentally harmful subsidies". In comparison with the previous year, the harmful subsidies in 2017 rose again, and they are rapidly approaching the point where they were the highest. Excise duties on diesel fuel stand out the most and they increased for 7 % compared to the previous year.


In 2016, the number of employees in the environmental goods and services sector increased for 4 %. The share of employees in the environmental goods and services sector relative to all employees in Slovenia increased by 0,1 percentage point. The goal of Slovenia is to increase the number of green jobs. The target value for Slovenia is not set, therefore, in the context of monitoring the implementation of the OP GHG, we compare the situation in Slovenia with the situation in the EU and monitor the changes in relation to the previous year.


Throughout the observed period the indicator reflects the fluctuations in incentives targeting eco-innovation in Slovenia comparing to EU. Last year indicator value shows us that Slovenia is evolving in this area and is somewhat better in eco-innovative activity than EU.