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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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In 2013, a rapid increase in the share of renewables in final gross energy consumption occurred. An increase in the share of renewables in all three sectors – electric energy, heating and cooling and transport – contributed to the increase. In 2014, a decrease in the use of renewable sources in the heating and cooling sector occurred due to an exceptionally warm winter. The use of renewable sources was also reduced in transport in that year. As a consequence, the RES share decreased despite the reduction in final energy consumption.

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The growth trend of total passenger kilometers in public passenger transport from the previous two years continued in 2017 and the value of the indicator reached the value it had at the beggining of our observed period i.e. in year 2011. The positive changes in this area achieved good results, we are approaching the target value of passenger kilometers for 2020 and with continuation of the 2017 similar growth objective will be reached.

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Since 2008, the farmland birds index has declined to 78.3, and the index of meadow bird species in the agricultural landscape has dropped to 60.8. The eleven-year trend is a moderate decline, despite the index's rise for the third consecutive year.

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In Slovenia in 2017, 94% of the population was supplied with drinking water from water supply systems that had undergone water quality monitoring in situ, at users’ taps. Drinking water monitoring excluded 6% of the Slovenian population. Generally, all residents of Slovenian cities are supplied with drinking water subjected to regular monitoring. Accessibility of drinking water did not improve significantly in the period 2004–2017.

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Measurements of particle number concentration of ultrafine particles in ambient air in Ljubljana in period May 2012 -April 2014 is comparable to concentrations in other four European cities. Exposure to ultra-fine particles in the indoor air is roughly comparable or even slightly higher than exposure to ultra-fine particles in ambient air.

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Projections show a reduction in SO2, NOx, VOC, NH3 and PM 2.5 emissions by 2030, mainly due to more strict legislation and implementing a number of sectoral policy measures. Reduction is too slow for NOx in the light of the 2020 targets, with respect to the targets for 2030 for all pollutants except for NH3.