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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Environmental protection is important to the residents of the EU and Slovenia. The most significant environmental issues mentioned are growing amount of waste, air pollution, and climate change. A large majority of respondents agreed with statements expressing concern about various environmental problems and acknowledging their impact on their daily lives and health.


The share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the use of fuels in industry amounted to 11% in 2021, which was 0.7 percentage point behind the annual indicative target value. The 2021 indicative target was thus not achieved. In order to achieve the target of 30% of RES in the use of fuels in industry in 2030, the share of RES will have to increase by 19 percentage points or by about approximately 2 percentage points per year.


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%.


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.


In 2021, the amount of incentives for the implementation of measures related to energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy sources (RES) in non-ETS industry amounted to EUR 4.1 million, i.e. 30 % less than the previous year. In 2022, according to currently available data, the amount was further reduced to EUR 1.1 million.


Energy efficiency in industry has improved significantly over the period 2005–2022, with a 39% increase. The sectors that have contributed the most to this were production of paper, machinery and equipment, chemical industry and production of non-ferrous metals, while the production of steel and non-metallic mineral products have contributed the least.