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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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Organic matter in soil is an important indicator of the quality of soil. In general, soil in Slovenia is well supplied with organic matter; this is evident from soil map data, which indicate that 86.2% of agricultural land contains more than 2% of organic matter, and 30.9% of land contains more than 4%. The results of laboratory analyses of soil samples taken in 2005 present a similar picture: 88.6% of samples contained more than 2% of organic matter and 37.3% of samples contained more than 4% or organic matter.

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The implicit energy tax rate slightly decreased in 2017, by 0.5% compared to 2016, and in 2018 was 2% lower than in 2017. In 2018, for the first time in a long time, the implicit energy tax rate was lower than the EU-28 average (by 1%). Before 2009, when it increased significantly, it was significantly lower than the EU average. The reasons for the differences can be found mainly in the differences in the structure of energy use, wherein the share of liquid fuels for motor vehicle usage is significantly higher, and in the amount of taxation on individual energy sources.

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The amount of landfilled biodegradable waste decreased rapidly up to 2013, after which the reduction stopped. In 2016 and 2017, as a result of upgrading the infrastructure for mechanical biological treatment of waste before disposal, the amount decreased significantly again, and in 2018 it was almost zero. In the period 2016–2018 the amount was significantly lower than the target in 2020. The main measures to achieve this reduction are separate collection of waste and mechanical biological treatment of mixed municipal waste.

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Emissions of F-gases due to leaks from stationary equipment decreased in 2017 and 2018, namely by 9% and 20%, respectively, after increasing from 2014–2016. The decline is expected to continue in the future as a result of more intensive restrictions on placing F-gases on the EU market. The target value of the indicator from the Operational Programme for Reducing GHG Emissions until 2020 (OP GHG) is only indicative, as there have been several methodological changes since the adoption of the OP GHG.

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The share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the use of fuels in non-ETS industry amounted to 16.4% in 2018. The share decreased for the fourth year in a row, this time by 12% compared to the preceding year. The decrease was a result of an increase in fuel consumption of almost 20% due to improved and expanded energy statistics for industry. The achieved RES share lagged 3.6 percentage points behind the indicative annual target value. If a similar downward trend continues in the future, the share of RES in 2020 will be more than 9 percentage points below the target.

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In 2018, 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 just over EUR 46,000. Only Eco Fund incentives are considered in this amount, as the projects co-financed under the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy in the 2014–2020 Period (OP ECP) are not prepared in such a way that the monitoring of effects related to climate targets would be possible, since also the set targets are not climate orientated.


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