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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 trend of food consumption after 2000 is slightly declining in almost all categories. One possible explanation for this decline is probably changed eating habits when we eat less at home. At the same time, there is a marked upward trend in food and beverage costs. The results of research show that of all food categories, meat and dairy products have the highest environmental impacts. The number of agricultural holdings with organic farming in Slovenia is slowly growing, but the dynamics of growth of organic production is not satisfactory.

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The vast majority of registered personal vehicles are still powered by conventional fuels (petrol and diesel). The proportion of vehicles with alternative propulsion systems has doubled from 2019 to 2022, yet it remains very small.

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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.

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Research from the European Barometer (EBS) since 2008 has continuously testified to the high awareness of Slovenians about climate changes. Despite fluctuations in perception, for the majority – over two-thirds – climate change represents a very serious problem. Since 2015, we have observed a gradual increase in this awareness, which has surpassed three-quarters of respondents in the latest measurements. According to the most recent data from the REUS 2022 study, more than 80% of households recognize the severity of climate changes, confirming a high level of concern among the population.

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The trend of decreasing energy consumption in households between 2010 and 2022 indicates a positive attitude of the population towards efficient energy use. However, since 2017, a negative trend has been observed, particularly in households' awareness of their own energy consumption and in their consideration of more efficient use. With three-quarters of households in 2022 rating their energy consumption as medium to very high, a significant potential for reducing energy consumption in this sector is suggested.

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While the declarative attitude of Slovenian households towards the environment and efficient use of energy is improving, the ratio between environmentally aware and unaware households remains unchanged. This is evident from their environmentally oriented behaviour and actual efficiency in energy use. The results of the Slovenian Energy Efficiency Survey – REUS indicate a great potential for reducing final energy consumption in households through the development of environmentally oriented behaviour and positive habits in energy use.