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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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Deadwood is an important animal and plant habitat that contributes to the biodiversity of forest ecosystems. According to Slovenia Forest Service data, the volume of standing and fallen trees without stumps and branches in 2022 was 21.3 m3/ha, which represented approximately 6% of the entire wood stock of forest stands. In virgin forests, however, the deadwood volume can be even several dozen times greater.

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The quality of bathing water along the Slovenian coast is excellent, which ranks Slovenia at the top among the EU countries.

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In the past centuries, forest area has been increasing constantly after 2010; however, the rate of expansion has slowed down and remains relatively stable in recent years. Since 1875, when forests covered only 36% of the Slovenian territory, forest cover has increased to 58.5% in the year 2009 and rests stable today at 58.0 %. In terms of forest share, Slovenia ranks third among EU-28 countries, behind Sweden and Finland.

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GHG emissions in industry decreased slightly in 2021 compared to the previous year. Since 2009, there has been no noticeable trend of decreasing GHG emissions in this sector.

GHG emissions in the ETS subsector of industry sector decreased for the third year in a row and were 4.2% lower than the previous year. GHG emissions in the non-ETS subsector of the industry sector increased by 5.5% in 2021 compared to the previous year. In 2021, the share of emissions from the ETS subsector was 57.4% of all emissions in industry sector, and the share of non-ETS emissions was 42.6%.

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In 2021, 62% of the population was connected to the municipal wastewater treatment systems with secondary or tertiary treatment, which do not produce GHG emissions. Compared to the previous year, the share decreased by a small percentage point, moreover, the share has remained almost unchanged since 2017.