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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 2011, electricity consumption increased due to some economic growth. In 2000-2011 period, the average consumption growth was 1.7% per annum, which matches the projections in the current NEP.
Compared to the year 2000, the biggest growth was recorded in services sector, followed by the households.

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The cumulative final energy savings due to the implementation of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy source (RES) measures in the residential sector amounted to 1,980 GWh by 2021, and the cumulative CO2 emissions reduction was 322 kt. Compared to the previous year, energy savings decreased by 6% and the reduction in CO2 emissions by 5%. In 2022, according to currently available data, energy savings of 272 GWh were achieved, which is the highest value in the observed 2010-2022 period, and the CO2 emissions reduction was 60.7 kt.

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Slovenia has participated in the European Mobility Week (EMW) initiative from the very beginning. Its implementation has become an important form of promotion and encouragement of sustainable mobility planning in the last decade. Since the beginning of the implementation in 2002 136 Slovenian municipalities have participated in the EMW initiative at least once, and 7 municipalities every year. The number of participating municipalities has increased over the years and has already reached almost half of Slovenian municipalities.

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In 2021, the leverage of incentives in the public sector amounted to 31.8 euro cents of subsidy for 1 euro of investment. The annual 2020 target value of 33 euro cents was, thus, reached a year late. Compared to the previous year, 2.8 euro cents less subsidy had to be allocated for 1 euro of investment, as the financial leverage of the Eco Fund's incentives decreased again, this time by 3.3 euro cents. According to currently available data, the leverage of incentives in the public sector has increased again in 2022, to 38.6 euro cents of subsidy for 1 euro of investment.

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By 2021, the implementation of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy source (RES) measures in the public sector resulted in a cumulative energy savings of 255 GWh, and the cumulative CO2 emissions reduction was 63 kt. The values of both indicators thus still lagged behind the 2020 target values, which is largely due to the insufficient intensity of investments in 2016 and 2017. In 2022, according to currently available data, energy savings of 33 GWh were achieved, and the CO2 emissions reduction was 7.4 kt.

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Sea

Phytoplankton biomass, expressed as chlorophyll a concentration, reflects nutrient loading in the marine environment. Chlorophyll a concentrations shows a trend towards improvement in the status of the Slovenian sea, as the ecological status has been assessed as high or good over the last period.