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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In Slovenia, final users have at their disposal only around 73% of primary energy. In 2015 the rate reached its highest level. The efficiency of electricity and heat production is largely influenced by this share in far.


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.


F-gas emissions from leaks from stationary installations increased significantly in 2022 due to a significantly higher use of refilled refrigerants. This represented a significant deviation from the indicative target for reducing emissions from the use of F-gases under the EU F-gases Regulation. Compared to 2015, F-gas emissions from leaks were 17% lower in 2022, while, according to the F-gases Regulation, they should have been lower by 55%.