Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Mediterranean
The Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in the Mediterranean
The Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Mediterranean was adopted at COP 19 of the Barcelona Convention in February 2016 (Decision IG.22/5), as a forward-looking framework, to complement and work in full synergy with existing national and regional policy frameworks, and to support the implementation of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols. The SCP Action Plan supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and is structured around 4 key economic sectors for the region: (i) food, fisheries and agriculture, (ii) Goods manufacturing, (iii) Tourism, (iv) housing and construction. The SCP Action Plan is an integral part of the MSSD Objective 5 “Transition towards a Green and Blue Economy”, which identifies the promotion of and support to green businesses as key in the transition towards a more circular economy.
The list of SCP indicators to monitor the progress of the Regional Action Plan on SCP in the Mediterranean
Progress on the Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Mediterranean (2016 – 2027) is measured using a set of SCP indicators that was developed during SwitchMed I and adopted by the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and Coastal Region of the Mediterranean at their COP20 in December 2017. The indicators – which encompass six thematic areas – (1) land use, (2) water (efficiency), (3) energy (efficiency), (4) pollution, (5) resource (efficiency) and (6) behavior (producers and consumers) – and a set of macro-indicators – were selected among existing international indicators or new indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Data analysis synthetic sheets for SCP indicators
These factsheets were produced to facilitate the interpretation of each indicator data regarding SCP implementation progress in the Mediterranean region. They include definitions, infographics, diagrams and trend analyses, and are linked to the SDGs.
The Regional Action Plan is structured around key economic sectors that are the main sources of environmental pressures on Mediterranean ecosystems.