Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, national governments have introduced a range of policy measures designed to steer their economies along a more sustainable path. Yet how are we to know how successful these have been? This significant new book discusses the ways in which sustainable development indicators can be improved in order to both assess the impact of past policies and avoid the repetition of previous failings.
Part I: Introduction to Sustainable Development Indicators
Part II: Sustainable Development and National Accounting
Part III: Sustainable Development and Welfare
Part IV: Sustainable Development and Natural Capital Accounting
Part V: Sustainable Development and Indicators of Human-Environment Interaction
Part VI: Concluding Assessments of Sustainable Development Indicators
H.A. Aaheim, M. Clarke, R. de Groot, S. Dietz, S. El Serafy, R. England, S. Giljum, L. Hein, J. Hukkinen, N. Jollands, C. Kroeze, P. Lawn, R. Leemans, J. Lintott, D. Moran, M. Murray, E. Neumayer, D. Niemeijer, M. Patterson, J. Peet, D. Rapport, O.
Ullsten, M. Wackernagel, S. White
'This book presents a comprehensive collection of essays from some of the world's leading experts, surveying and highlighting both the potential and the limitations of a number of indicators specifically designed to measure sustainable development. Illustrative applications are presented throughout in order to demonstrate the value of the approaches discussed. This book is highly recommended for all those who are interested in a better understanding of what sustainable development is and its likely associated indicators, and ultimately aims to contribute to a better foundation for public decision-making.' - Paulo A.L.D. Nunes, Venice International University, Ca Foscari University, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Venice, Italy and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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