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Improving knowledge and understanding about socio-environmental issues on Ibiza

The Sustainability Observatory project was started in 2018, in order to track the evolution of socio-environmental issues on Ibiza from a data-driven, scientific perspective. The aim is to guide priorities and actions for the conservation of the island from a position of knowledge.

A small team gathers and analyses data annually across a wide range of indicators such as biodiversity, waste, water, energy, territory and tourism. The indicators are based on both public sources, such as the Balearic Regional Government or the Consell of Ibiza, and private ones. The results of this work are made available through regular media coverage, as well as yearly reports. These annual studies are seen as a crucial tool to help inform debate and promote more sustainable solutions.

Between 2020 and 2022, the Observatory has also worked to produce a Land Use study of Ibiza, the most detailed map of the island to-date. Co-funded by the A-Team and MAVA foundations and the Consell of Ibiza, and with technical support from Menorca’s OBSAM, the map analyses land covers to a scale of 1:5000. It can be viewed via this link and an executive summary in English is available here.

The Sustainability Observatory has also been collaborating since 2020 with entities in Menorca, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote in a comparative study of the four islands, based on a system of joint sustainability indicators. The latest report, which collects data up until 2021 and was funded in part by the Consell Insular d’Eivissa, can be downloaded via this link, with an executive summary available here (both in Spanish).

You can download the Observatory’s 2021 report via the buttons below. **2022 report in English coming soon!**

Financed by:

The 2021 and 2022 Ibiza Sustainability Reports, carried out by IbizaPreservation’s Sustainability Observatory, were wholly financed by the Consell Insular d’Eivissa. The CIE also subsidises the Observatory’s work to collect data for Ibiza within the framework of the 4 Islands Report.

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