Slovenia has a high energy intensity compared to the EU Slovenia needs an ambitious, ambitious and realistic climate policy and strategy to enable all Slovenians to have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future. Long-term strategic planning, as carried out with the ongoing preparation of the country`s long-term climate strategy, is essential to ensure the appropriate coherence and ambitions, in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and to move to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century. In this regard, the abandonment of traditional linear economic models and the transition to closed systems have been identified by the Slovenian government as one of the country`s strategic development priorities and the essential element of the prosperous and intelligent carbon-neutral future. Slovenia has a high energy intensity compared to the EU, due to the low GDP per capita in the EU average. , a significant share of industry in GDP and the impact of transit traffic. In 2008, the overall energy intensity of energy consumption increased again after six years of reduction, a departure from targets. A comparison of intensity in 2007, calculated from gross domestic product (GDP) using purchasing power parity, shows that the intensity of the Slovenian economy is about 12% higher than in the EU-25 as a whole (EN11). Chart 4: Changes in total energy consumption, GDP and total energy intensity over the period 1995-2007 compared to 1995 and comparison with changes in intensity in the EU-25Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2009; European Statistical Office, 2009. (Ref: Environmental Indicators in Slovenia, EN11) Table 1 Projections for greenhouse gas emissions, taking into account additional measures and measures and comparing them with the Kyoto targets. Table 2 Comparison of actual emissions from EU SCE D ETS sources and rights allocated on the basis of the national emission coupon allocation plan Slovenia is located in the temperate geographical area characterized by high variability in weather and climate conditions. The Slovenian territory is a nesting of the effects of the Mediterranean, mountainous and continental climate and experiences extreme weather events every year. Temperature measurements indicate climate change as observed elsewhere in Europe. The average temperature is rising, and it has been the strongest increase in the last 20 years.
Global warming is not the only consequence of climate change; it also brings changes in air currents, weather patterns, precipitation distribution and amount, and the frequency and intensity of hazardous weather events. Damage caused in Slovenia by exceptional climatic and climatic events is on the rise, partly due to increasingly expensive infrastructure and construction in areas that have not been used extensively due to significant exposure to natural forces. In the energy sector, the main contribution to greenhouse gas emissions in 2007 was energy consumption, with an 81% share, with heat and electricity production and transport being the highest. Over the 2000-2007 period, emissions from heat and electricity generation increased by almost 20% – an average annual growth of 2.6% – and in 2007, growth was 3.3% (EN01).