Indicators for Sustainable Development

Authored by: Joachim H. Spangenberg

Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415838429
eBook ISBN: 9780203785300
Adobe ISBN: 9781135040727

10.4324/9780203785300.ch20

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

Sustainability indicators are technical means for monitoring trends relevant to sustainable development, and if combined with politically set targets, to assess distance to the target and the progress in getting closer to it. Obviously, the choice of targets and indicators is influenced if not determined by the sustainability concept that the respective agent holds and/or promotes, resulting in a diverse array of indicators and assumptions on which they rest. The two most important families of concepts are introduced in the second section of this chapter.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.