The Climate Action Mirror is an annual publication prepared within a system for monitoring the implementation of measures for reducing GHG emissions. The system was developed within the LIFE ClimatePath2050 project to improve upon the hitherto system in three annual cycles, in consultation with stakeholders and including a wide network of experts. The monitoring system is based on qualitative and quantitative analyses of the implementation of measures for reducing GHG emissions in all IPCC sectors, including energy efficiency measures.
The relevant stakeholders are actively involved in different stages of preparing the Climate Action Mirror; the most important contribution is in developing recommendations. Policymakers and stakeholders are also encouraged to use the available analyses and results to track the progress of the implementation of climate actions.
The objectives of the Climate Action Mirror are to:
Stakeholder participation and collaboration, especially from the public sector, are crucial in reinforcing access to information and improving analytical skills for using the results of the reports. The governmental sector and representatives from the ministries responsible for the implementation of the OP GHG are involved in the discussion, planning, and exchange of information. Stakeholders in the field of climate actions are involved at both the national and local levels (e.g. municipalities). Altogether, 227 participants attended events and contributed insights that fed into the preparation of the Climate Action Mirror reports.
The Climate Action Mirror reports include the achievement of the decarbonization targets, an analysis of the sectoral progress tracking indicators, an overview of the implementation of GHG emissions reduction measures, recommendations for the implementation of measures in the coming year, and financial data. Each year the report also includes a detailed analysis of three measures in focus.
The most recent Climate Action Mirror, for 2020, consists of 11 parts focusing on specific areas and sectors, with the potential for GHG emissions reduction: a summary report for decision-making, an assessment of OP GHG target achievement, five sectoral parts (transport, buildings, agriculture, and other sectors, as well as multisectoral measures), three parts summarizing the findings regarding the selected measures in focus, and the EU-ETS sector. In addition, there is an English summary.
Within the preparation of the Climate Action Mirrors, altogether nine measures were put into focus. These measures were chosen to be analysed in detail because they did not achieve the expected effects or their implementation was not going as planned. The analyses also included reviews of the obstacles preventing the planned implementation and instruments to address these obstacles.
The First Climate Action Mirror (2018) reported on the main findings of the monitoring of the implementation of measures for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2017. Three measures were in focus: energy poverty, electric mobility, and the promotion of district heating systems.
The Second Climate Action Mirror (2019) reported on the state of the implementation of climate actions in 2018. The three measures in focus were: sustainable mobility and user behaviour, emissions in cattle breeding, and supporting companies in the transition to a low-carbon society.
Detailed thematic reports for all Climate Action Mirrors are available in the Slovenian language and can be viewed here.
Sectoral progress is followed by the assessment of various indicators, such as the achievement of targets (4), green growth (5), buildings (7), transport (4), agriculture (5), industry (3), waste (1), and LULUCF (4). Altogether, there are thirty-three indicators indicating stronger and weaker points of Slovenian climate actions, supporting short-term corrective actions and providing specific guidelines for the mid- and long-term planning tasks. An English version of the indicators with qualitative assessments regarding the achievement of their targets and long-term emissions management is available here.