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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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In 2020, the number of employees in the environmental goods and services sector increased by 3%. The share of employees in this sector in relation to all employees in Slovenia has not changed much in recent years. Slovenia's goal is to increase the number of green jobs, the target value has, however, not been set. In order to compare the situation in Slovenia with that in the EU, changes compared to the previous year are monitored.

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The implicit energy tax rate fluctuates throughout the entire observed period, but recently it has been gradually declining. In 2021, the value of the indicator for Slovenia was 7% lower than the EU-27 average. Before 2009, when it increased significantly, it was notably lower than the EU average. The reasons for the differences can be found mainly in the differences in the structure of energy use, where the share of liquid fuels for motor vehicles is significantly higher in Slovenia, and in the taxation levels of individual energy sources.

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Incentives that go against the goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have grown steadily until 2017 but have declined recently. In 2021, compared to the previous year, they increased slightly again, by 3%. The refunds on diesel excise duties, which have decreased compared to the year 2020, still represented 31 % of all incentives that go against the goal of reducing GHG emissions. Incentives direct consumers towards higher GHG emissions, so additional measures are needed to achieve the GHG emission reduction target, which is generally also more expensive.

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The emission productivity in Slovenia improved in 2021 and amounted to 2,79 EUR2010/kg CO2 ekv. Despite the progress made in recent years, is, however, the progress in emission productivity in Slovenia when compared to the European Union (EU), still relatively slow, thus there is a need to further strengthen the connection between economic development and measures for reducing GHG emissions.

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In 2016 and 2017, the trend of reducing specific emissions of new vehicles has stopped, and in 2018 and 2019 they have even increased. After a 10% reduction in 2020, the specific emissions of new vehicles remained almost unchanged in 2021, falling short of the target set for that year. In 2022, the specific emissions of new vehicles decreased again, by 6%.

In 2021, for the first time since 2016, the average emissions of all vehicles increased slightly in comparison to the previous year. Target values have not been achieved.