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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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Neutral

In Slovenia, nutrient overloading is still the basic problem concerning lakes and reservoirs, and from 2006 to 2019, no improvement is observed. In the assessment period 2016–2019, only 4 out of 11 lake water bodies were determined to be in good or very good trophic status. Overloading of lakes with phosphorus is usually a result of inadequate wastewater drainage and intensive agriculture in the watershed area.

Neutral

Water protection areas (WPA) comprise approximately 17% of the territory of Slovenia. Going by land use in these areas, forest (61.1%) prevails, followed by grassland (13.6%) and arable fields (10.9%). Ecologically farmed land represents only 1.7% of total WPAs and 6.04% of agricultural land on WPAs, with grassland representing the largest share at 79.6%.

Bad

In 2019, Slovenia's ecological footprint amounted to 5.23 gha per inhabitant, which places our country below the European Union average (5.42 gha per inhabitant). Carbon footprint contributes 56% of the ecological footprint, so it should receive comparatively more attention. A significant share of the ecological footprint is also represented by forest products (23.1%). According to the categories of consumption, housing and personal transport contribute the most to the ecological footprint in Slovenia. Goods is the category with the least contribution to the ecological footprint.

Good

In 2021, the energy reduction in the energy efficiency obligation scheme (energy amounted to 610.4 GWh. A bigger share of the savings, 57%, was achieved through the implementation of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy source (RES) measures within the Eco Fund programs. The annual target value was exceeded by a third. For 2022, according to preliminary data, the achieved energy savings are estimated at 700.8 GWh, which is 15% more than the previous year and 53% above the target value.

Neutral

Primary energy consumption amounted to 6,470 ktoe in 2021 and increased by 2.7 % compared to the previous year. The increase was a result of an increase in the final energy consumption due to the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic and a colder year 2021, while the electricity production decreased compared to the previous year. Primary energy consumption was 258 ktoe (3.8%) lower than the indicative target value for 2021 from the currrent National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), while it slightly lagged behind the annual indicative target from the proposal for the NECP update.

Neutral

Final energy consumption amounted to 4,719 ktoe in 2021 and increased by 7.1 % compared to the previous year. The increase was mainly a result of a economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic and a colder year 2021. There was an increase in all sectors. Final energy consumption was 177 ktoe (3.6%) lower than the indicative target value for 2021 from the currrent National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). The annual indicative target from the proposal for the NECP update was also achieved. In the period 2000‒2021, final energy consumption increased by 3.9 %.