Currently, the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure is preparing a NECP implementation report which should be presented to the public in the beginning of next year. Although the adopted increase of the EU climate target will require numerous adjustments and significant increase in targets, the process hasn’t started yet. Furthermore, unambitious NECP targets have been uncritically used as short-term goals of the Slovenian nLTS.
It is positive that Slovenian transport sector emissions have started to fall and the target for 2019 has been achieved, and it is also positive that they will continue to fall under current NECP projections, reaching 4,96MtCO2e by 2030. However this is clearly still too much, as it remains 55% higher compared to 1990 levels. Data from the NECP tool also shows that emissions in the Industry sector (only the non-ETS part) are still rising and are almost 30% higher compared to the target for 2019. Both share of renewable energy sources (RES) in gross final consumption of the energy and electricity sector are rising, but are still far from 2019 targets.
In order to update Slovenia’s climate targets in line with the new EU target of 55% and to achieve greater coherence between short-term and long-term targets, Slovenia needs to significantly strengthen its 2030 targets and measures. There is still huge potential in the transport sector that can be achieved through significant increase of public passenger transport and additional measures and investments in railway infrastructure. In addition, immediate action is needed in the field of renewables, where studies show the exceptional potential of solar energy in particular.
NOTE: When targets or projections from NECP or from another sectoral strategy document are available, the tool calculates the difference between the realised data and the target in percentage. The percentages that can be found on the country pages and on the right side of each graph are based on this calculation. If the country does not have projections or targets for the year of the latest realised data, the percentages do not exist.