The new European Climate Law, which increases the GHG emission reduction obligation by 2030 to at least 55% compared to 1990, the Fit for 55 package and the circumstances surrounding the war in Ukraine imply that Slovenia will have to significantly strengthen its current goals during the revision of the NECP. Intensified implementation of measures will be crucial for an economically viable green transition and for the achievement of 2030 targets.
Slovenia – climate action progress in figures
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Slovenia’s draft NECP update falls short of aligning with a 1.5°C target, lacking concrete measures or policies. Its renewable energy measures until now led to a relatively low share of 24.64% in 2021 (25% with statistical transfer) in total energy consumption, being comparatively low among European countries. Public transport remains severely underdeveloped, while the new draft foresees an increase of 3% of GHG emissions from the transport sector until 2030.
The government must accelerate energy production from renewable sources by focusing on renewable energy communities, including measures that significantly develop public transport and increase its energy reduction targets through the inclusion of a sufficiency scenario, evaluating the minimum societal needs to ensure the well-being of the population.
Slovenia’s draft National Energy and Climate Plan does not live up to expectations. A fit for purpose NECP should put people before profit, increase the deployment of renewable energy and reduce emissions.