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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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In Slovenia the concentration of dioxins in human milk is low and comparable to those in the neighboring countries. Long-term surveillance will be possible once regular national human biomonitoring is established and assured.

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The year 2022 was exceptional for electricity production in Slovenia, as difficulties with coal supplies led to the lowest production from solid fuels since 1992, and drought also reduced production from renewable energy sources. This resulted in a record share of nuclear energy in electricity production (42%) and very low total production (13.4 TWh), the lowest since 1999. The share of domestic electricity production was 71%, below the target set in the National Energy and Climate Plan, and the annual production was 40% lower than the gross consumption.

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Although electricity and heat generation increased by 30% between 1990 and 2021, CO2 emissions decreased by 31.5%, mainly due to the increase in generation efficiency, as well as to the increase in RES and nuclear generation. SO2 emissions decreased by almost 99%, mainly due to the installation of desulphurisation, the increase in generation efficiency and share of RES and nuclear generation.

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In 2022, EU-27 net GHG emissions decreased by 1.7% compared to 2021 and was 32% lower than 1990. In 2022, Slovenian GHG emissions decreased by 2.9% compared to 2021. Emissions from non-ETS sectors were as much as 3.5% higher than in 2021, but 9.4% lower than in 2005.

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Water protection areas (WPA) cover 17.4% of Slovenia's territory. The land use structure in water protection areas is dominated by forest (62.1 %), followed by grassland (13.5 %) and arable land (10.5 %). The amount of built-up land in the water protection areas is increasing, while a decrease in arable land and an increase in the share of organically farmed land indicate positive changes in the direction of extensification of land use.

 

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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.