The first study carried out by the IPF Sustainability Study will be presented in May 2019, with 90 objective indicators on Ibiza’s sustainability situation
On Monday, 5 November, the Scientific Committee of the newly established IPF Sustainability Study held its inaugural meeting. The committee established 90 indicators, grouped into 8 key themes: demography, economy, work, education, welfare, tourism, territory and environment. It also agreed the first study will be published in May 2019.
The Study’s purpose is to group objective scientific information and make it available to the public and institutions on the island so everyone can decide the future they want for Ibiza.
The IPF is initially funding the Study, contributing €30,000 per year. It is also building alliances with the public and private sectors to increase this funding and therefore the Study’s scope of the work.
The IPF Sustainability Study aims to be an informative tool that is updated annually. A diagnosis of the island will be carried out by updating data to verify positive or negative changes in the 90 indicators to facilitate decision making. This work will allow an annual comparison to see future trends. It will also allow for the continuous monitoring and analysis of the data.
The members of the Scientific Committee are:
David Carreras, Director of Socio-Environmental Observatory of Menorca
Jaume Estarellas, Biodiversity Technician of the Consell d’Eivissa
Vicent Guash, Professor at the Tourism School of Ibiza
Arturo López, member of the IPF Council
Marià Marí, GEN-GOB technician
Gerard Mora, Professor of the Tourism School of Ibiza
Marta Pérez and Juan Calvo, researchers of the Observatory of Sustainability of Eivissa
Sandra Benbeniste, Director of the IPF and IPF Sustainability Study.
The first meeting was attended by Yolanda Ortiz, Professor of the Tourism School of Ibiza as a substitute for Vicent Guasch, and Jaume Estarellas and Marià Marí were not in attendance.