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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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Daily numbers of deaths increase during heat waves. Excess mortality during heat waves is greatest in the elderly and people with pre-existing illness. eight heat waves occurred in year 2019. The average number of deaths was 53 deaths per day during the period of heat waves and equal 53 deaths per day during the period of non-heat wave days. In 2019, no less or excess deaths than expected occurred during heat waves in total population.

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In 2022, energy efficient district heating (DH) systems, i.e. systems that meet one of the criteria defined in Article 50 of the Act on Energy Efficiency, produced almost 87% of all heat in DO systems, which is the highest value in the observed period. The total share of heat from renewable energy sources (RES) and waste heat amounted to almost 21% in 2022. It increased by 2 percentage points compared to the previous year, and by 5 percentage points compared to 2016. It was 1.5 percentage point higher than the 2022 indicative target value, set according to the Renewable energy directive.

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The car remains the primary mode of transportation, regardless of the distance or purpose of the trip, while the use of public transport does not show a significant increase. The main barriers to using public transport are poor accessibility, inadequate timetables, a lack of connections, and difficult access. Time inefficiency is also a significant issue. However, there are reasons for optimism, as households are increasingly open to using public transport and car-sharing.

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In 2022, agriculture accounted for 92.7% of total ammonia emissions. From 1990 to 2022, ammonia emissions in Slovenian agriculture decreased by 26.4% and by 11.0% since 2005. Slovenian agriculture is achieving the overall emissions target set out in the NEC Directive (a gradual reduction of at least 15% by 2030 compared to 2005).

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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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At the end of 2021, the total floor area of energy-renovated buildings in the public sector amounted to 1.92 million m2, and a year later to 2.15 million m2. Within OP EKP 906,400 m2 of total floor area were renovated by the end of 2022. According to the first estimates, the energy-renovated floor area at the end of 2023 will be at the level of the OP EKP target value, while the target from OP EKP for the energy renovation of buildings owned and occupied by the central government will not be achieved.