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Indicators and assessment

During the 2012-2013 a set of six aggregated indicators were agreed with the view to assess the progress of the implementation of the UfM H2020 Initiative to depollute the Mediterranean by 2020.

The H2020 indicators selected during the first phase of the initiative (2007-2013) are listed below and for each indicators, detailed Indicator Specification Factsheets has been developed, in which the methodological aspects, such as definition, units, geographical and temporal coverage, methods for gap filling and uncertainties are clearly documented. A preliminary assessment of those indicators has been also carried out.

Waste:

1. Municipal waste generation - With additional information on municipal waste composition - Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

2. Collected and treated municipal waste - With additional information on: Number, type and location of landfills - Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

Water:

3.    Share of total, urban and rural population with access to an improved sanitation system - Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

4.    Volume of wastewater collected, of which volume of wastewater treated, including type of treatment.- Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

5.  Nutrient concentrations in transitional, coastal and marine waters .- Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

Industrial Emissions:

6.  Release of toxic substances and nutrients from industrial sectors.- Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

 

A key achievement for the ENP South region was the first H2020 assessment reporting exercise on the core set of regional indicators and the production – jointly with UNEP/MAP – of the ‘Horizon 2020 Mediterranean report – Toward shared environmental information systems’, produced for the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial meeting on Environment and Climate Change held on 13 May 2014 in Athens, Greece.

A second H2020 indicator-based assessment is planned in 2019 and as agreed by the H2020 Steering group in December 2014 the scope of H2020 initiative was extended to addresses marine litter and hazardous waste and also to further work on the set of H2020 indicators.

Datasets definitions:

 

1. H2020 Reporting: Municipal waste generation, collection and treatment

2. H2020 Reporting: Wastewater collection and treatment