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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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The Green Key is an international label for the environment, which is awarded to tourist accommodations and catering establishments that strive for environmental responsibility and sustainable behavior in the tourism industry. In Slovenia, 143 siteswere certified in 2022. In 2021, 3,165 sites were certified in the European Union, and 3,165 around the world.

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Frequency of groundwater drought is increasing in recent decades in alluvial aquifers. 8 out of 10 years with highest intensity of groundwater drought in period 1981-2023 occurred after year 2000. Groundwater droughts with higher intensity is characteristic for winter while milder groundwater droughts mostly occur at the beginning of autumn. Groundwater drought intensity is also increasing seasonally with time between June and September when groundwater use is pronounced.

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In 2022, energy efficient district heating (DH) systems, i.e. systems that meet one of the criteria defined in Article 50 of the Act on Energy Efficiency, produced almost 87% of all heat in DO systems, which is the highest value in the observed period. The total share of heat from renewable energy sources (RES) and waste heat amounted to almost 21% in 2022. It increased by 2 percentage points compared to the previous year, and by 5 percentage points compared to 2016. It was 1.5 percentage point higher than the 2022 indicative target value, set according to the Renewable energy directive.

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The car remains the primary mode of transportation, regardless of the distance or purpose of the trip, while the use of public transport does not show a significant increase. The main barriers to using public transport are poor accessibility, inadequate timetables, a lack of connections, and difficult access. Time inefficiency is also a significant issue. However, there are reasons for optimism, as households are increasingly open to using public transport and car-sharing.

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Final energy consumption in buildings amounted to 1,600 ktoe in 2021 and was lagging behind the indicative annual target from the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Compared to the previous year, it increased by 4%, and compared to 2005, it decreased by 17%. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in buildings amounted to 1,021 kt CO2 eq. in 2021, thus the indicative annual target from NECP was achieved.

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Total GHG emissions in the EU-ETS sector recorded an annual decrease for the fourth year in a row, in the last year they decreased by almost 7% and reached the lowest value in the observed period. The decrease is mainly a result of much lower GHG emissions in transformations. At the EU level, a legally binding target of reducing GHG emissions by 62% by 2030 compared to the 2005 level has been adopted for this sector, which is a common target for the EU and is not further differentiated by member state. Slovenia has not set a specific target for this sector.