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In 2017, the ecological footprint of Slovenia was 4.9 gha per capita. For such a lifestyle 1.7 Earths would be required for the world's population to live within planetary regenerative capacity. This places Slovenia above the average of the EU countries (4.6 gha per capita). The carbon footprint usually accounts for around 60% of the total ecological footprint and therefore needs to receive comparatively more attention. According to consumption categories, housing and personal transportation contribute the most to the ecological footprint in Slovenia. Energy renovation of residential buildings together with planning and promoting sustainable (personal) transportation are key areas leading to a reduction of Slovenia’s ecological footprint.


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Figure SE08-1: Structure of the ecological footprint, Slovenia, 1992-2017
Sources: 

GFN, Country Trends, Slovenia, 2021 (28. 05. 2021)

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  Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Grazing Land gha per person 0,15 0,15 0,19 0,15 0,11 0,10 0,11 0,14 0,20 0,09 0,09 0,09 0,13 0,14 0,15 0,17 0,20 0,21 0,19 0,19 0,17 0,17 0,17 0,20 0,19 0,19
Forest Products gha per person 0,34 0,18 0,48 0,58 0,65 0,25 0,53 0,55 0,63 0,63 0,60 0,76 0,62 0,57 0,76 0,66 0,60 0,59 0,53 0,58 0,62 0,68 0,88 0,92 1,03 0,88
Built-up Land gha per person 0,02 0,02 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,02 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,02 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,02 0,02 0,02 0,02 0,02 0,02 0,02 0,02 0,02 0,02
 Cropland gha per person 0,58 0,69 0,75 0,70 0,65 0,70 0,74 0,76 0,68 0,70 0,74 0,67 0,76 0,72 0,71 0,74 0,72 0,63 0,63 0,67 0,58 0,54 0,61 0,62 0,62 0,58
Fishing Grounds gha per person 0,03 0,04 0,04 0,05 0,04 0,04 0,04 0,04 0,04 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,04 0,04 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,05 0,04 0,05
Carbon Footprint gha per person 2,13 2,58 2,62 2,99 3,20 3,24 3,04 3,18 3,17 3,11 3,44 3,38 3,89 3,90 3,97 4,19 4,16 3,40 3,68 3,58 3,25 3,13 2,85 3,07 2,97 3,17
Ecological footprint gha per person 3,25 3,66 4,11 4,50 4,68 4,36 4,49 4,69 4,75 4,61 4,95 4,97 5,47 5,40 5,67 5,84 5,75 4,90 5,10 5,09 4,69 4,59 4,58 4,88 4,87 4,89
Figure SE08-2: Structure of the ecological footprint, by consumption and land cover, Slovenia, 2017
Sources: 

GFN, Slovenia Consumption Land Use Matrix (CLUM) 2017, 2021 (28. 05. 2021)

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Grazing Land[gha]

Forest Products[gha]

Built-up Land[gha]

Cropland[gha]

Fishing Grounds[gha]

Carbon Footprint[gha]

Housing

0.01

0.48

0.00

0.02

0.00

0.70

Personal Transportation

0.01

0.07

0.00

0.01

0.00

0.98

Food

0.12

0.04

0.00

0.38

0.02

0.29

Services

0.02

0.11

0.01

0.10

0.01

0.66

Goods

0.04

0.18

0.01

0.07

0.01

0.54

Figure SE08-3: Ecological footprint, EU-28, 2017
Sources: 

GFN, NFA 2020 Edition, 2021 (28. 05. 2021)

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Ecological footprint[gha per person]
Luxembourg12.79
Estonia7.16
Denmark6.93
Belgium6.60
Latvia6.13
Sweden6.08
Austria6.02
Lithuania5.86
Finland5.84
Malta5.68
Czech Republic5.47
Netherlands5.02
Ireland5.01
Slovenia4.90
Poland4.71
Germany4.70
France4.60
EU-284.60
Slovakia4.41
Italy4.41
Portugal4.40
United Kingdom4.20
Greece4.12
Spain4.03
Cyprus3.88
Croatia3.72
Hungary3.67
Bulgaria3.64
Romania3.40

Goals

  • to protect the Earth's biocapacity in order to preserve the quality and diversity of life, while limiting the use of natural resources;
  • to reduce the ecological deficit of the planet and consequently pressures on the environment;
  • to prevent and reduce environmental pollution and to encourage sustainable production and consumption in order to decouple economic growth from pressures on the environment (transport, energy, construction, use of natural resources);
  • to use resources more efficiently and to reduce the environmental intensity of consumption per capita;
  • reduction of Slovenia's ecological footprint by 20% by 2030.

The ecological footprint follows the implementation of the sustainable development goals set in the United Nations Agenda 2030 and in the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 (Objective 6). Slovenia has defined sustainable goals for the ecological development in the Development Strategy of Slovenia 2030. The strategy sets a 20% reduction of the ecological footprint by 2030 - from 4.7 gha per capita in 2013 to 3.8 gha per capita in 2030. These objectives are also included in the Resolution on the National Environmental Protection Program for the period 2020-2030.



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