indicators for the EU SDS (Frozen) indicators for the EU SDS (Frozen)

Europe 2020 logo The Sustainable Development Indicators (SDIs) are used to monitor the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) in a report published by Eurostat every two years. They are presented in ten themes.


Headline indicators

Of more than 130 indicators, ten have been identified as headline indicators. They are intended to give an overall picture of whether the European Union has achieved progress towards sustainable development in terms of the objectives and targets defined in the strategy. For a more complete picture, it is necessary to look at the progress of all indicators within a theme.

Theme Headline indicator
Socio-economic development Real GDP per capita, growth rate and totals  Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)
Sustainable consumption and production Resource productivity  Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)
Social inclusion Persons at-risk-of-poverty or social exclusion  Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)
Demographic changes Employment rate of older workers  Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)
Public health Healthy life years and life expectancy at birth, by sex  
Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)
Climate change and energy

Greenhouse gas emissions  Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)

Primary energy consumption  Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)

Sustainable transport Energy consumption of transport relative to GDP
Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)
Natural resources Common bird index  Tables, Graphs and Maps  Explanatory text (Metadata)
Global partnership Official development assistance as share of gross national income  Tables, Graphs and Maps
Good governance No headline indicator


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