Plan Bleu is developing some indicators for the monitoring of the implementation of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) 2016-2025 in relation with the adaptation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to the Mediterranean region.

The workshop: “How to monitor the MSSD 2016-2025 implementation?” held on 30-31 March 2016 allowed to select a first core set of 34 indicators according the 6 objectives of the Strategy.

An assessment of this first indicators core set and some “indicators factsheets”, elements of a Dashboard on the Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean region, were presented to a workshop that was held on October 17th in Barcelona in order to improve the first selection.

Monitoring of MSSD 2016-2025 implementation: First draft of Mediterranean sustainable development dashboard


Progress of the Mediterranean countries towards sustainable development

Global Ecological footprint Human Development Index Gross Domestic Product
  International tourism receipts    
1 Barcelona Convention implementation    
2 Water efficiency index Access to an improved sanitation system Access to an improved water source
  Green list initiative Official development assistance for biodiversity Global Food Security Index
  Organic farming    
3 People living in informal settlements UNESCO World Heritage sites  
4 Greenhouse Gas emissions Energy intensity  
5 Material intensity of the economy    
6 Aarhus Convention Alternative financing systems  

Reminder about the Follow-up of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2005:

The 34 priority indicators have been selected at Regional Workshop on « Indicators for Sustainable Development Strategies and Policies in the Mediterranean Region » organised by Plan Bleu (9 - 11 May 2005, Nice-France), in cooperation with INFO-RAC and with EEA support.

Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2005

Methodological sheets of the 34 priority indicators

Indicators fact-sheets for the follow-up of the MSSD 2005 (updated in 2013)


Jean-Pierre Giraud