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Achieving ecological sustainability requires the development and use of alternative indicators of growth and change. The purpose for designing sustainability indicators is two-fold:

  1. To measure the impact of policies and strategies; and
  2. To guide their formulation process;

In order to achieve the objectives of ecological sustainability, government, corporate and community decision-makers must be able to understand the impact and outcomes of their strategies and policies on the economy, society and environment across different scales and time frames. Sustainability indicators capable of measuring such impact are currently lacking in Mauritius. Through its own research and in collaboration with its partners, ELIA is developing sustainability indicators for Mauritius.


  • Determining the Subjective Wellbeing Indicators for Mauritius using the methodology of the International Wellbeing Group, Melbourne, Australia;
  • Applying the updated version of the Ecological Footprint Calculator in Mauritius’s primary schools;
  • Using a Carbon Calculator developed by Sanju Deenapanray, that is compatible with international standards (including ISO14064 and the approved methodologies of the Clean Development Mechanism) for assisting in the calculation of GHG emissions and GHG emission reductions that may arise from the implementation of low-carbon projects;
  • Currently seeking funding for developing the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) for Mauritius;
  • In the process of publishing a book entitled “Sustainability Indicators – A Companion