EU sustainability indicators proposed

Commission's first six indicators focus on climate, transport; six more variables in reserve

The European Commission has proposed an initial list of six headline indicators to monitor the implementation of an EU sustainable development strategy agreed in Gothenburg in June. The Commission says the list should be expanded over time and has indicated six further indicators that it wants member states to provide data for.

The indicators chosen reflect four priority action areas picked out by heads of state in the strategy: climate change, sustainable transport, public health and natural resources (EED 18/06/01).

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