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Emission productivity in Slovenia has improved in 2019. Compared to the EU, progress in the field of emission productivity in Slovenia is still too slow. Despite the progress made in the last two years, the link between economic development and measures to reduce GHG emissions needs to be further strengthened.


The implicit level of energy taxation somewhat fluctuates in last few years and has not changed much. The value of the indicator for Slovenia in 2019 is lower than the EU-28 average (by 3%). Prior to 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, where the share of liquid fuels for motor vehicle propulsion is significantly higher, and in the amount of taxation of individual energy sources.


Incentives that go against the goal of reducing greenhouse gas GHG emissions have grown steadily in recent years, and in 2018 and 2019 they were reduced. In 2019, they decreased by 28% compared to 2018. Target knowledge is not set, the direction of "gradual significant reduction of environmentally harmful incentives" is pursued. The refunds of excise duties on diesel fuel stand out, which have decreased compared to the previous year, but still represent 40% of the total amount of all incentives that go against the goal of reducing GHG.


In 2018, the number of employees in the environmental goods and services sector increased by 5%. The share of employees in this sector in relation to all employees in Slovenia has not changed much in recent years. Slovenia's goal is to increase the number of green jobs. The target value for Slovenia has not been set, so in the framework of monitoring the implementation of the GHG OP, we compare the situation in Slovenia with the situation in the EU and monitor changes compared to the previous year.


In 2019, the indicator shows a slight decline in the eco-innovation index. Slovenia is slightly below the EU average in eco-innovative activities. The target value for Slovenia has not been set. Throughout the observed period, the indicator reflects the fluctuation of Slovenia's eco-innovation index compared to the EU.