Towards Sustainable Development

Towards Sustainable Development

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OECD
04 Sep 2000
Pages:
420
ISBN:
9789264187641 (PDF) ;9789264185326(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264187641-en

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Until recently, governments have measured economic progress by tallying such statistics as GDP, inflation and balance of payments. Today they agree that economic expansion should be socially and environmentally sustainable. Hence measuring progress towards sustainable development is essential to support decision making and inform the public.

How should environmental and social outcomes, such as clean air and water, full employment and good health be integrated with measures of economic progress? How will we know about progress towards sustainable transport, agriculture and energy production and use?

Towards sustainable development: Indicators to Measure Progress addresses these fundamental questions. The book contains the proceedings of the OECD Conference that was held in Rome in December 1999. It presents the wide range of initiatives and indicators that are already in place, and outlines the challenges that remain in measuring progress towards sustainable development.

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Table of Contents

Volume I. Overview
PART A. CONCLUSIONS
-Chair's Conclusions
-Accounting Frameworks
-Environmental Performance Indicators
-Sustainable Development and Its Economic, Social, and Environmental Indicators
-Transport/Environment Indicators
-Agriculture/Environment Indicators
-Energy/Environment Indicators
-Assessment of Sustainable Development in Italy
PART B. STATEMENTS
-Umberto Vattani, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
-Edo Ronchi, Ministry of the Environment, Italy
-Thorvald Moe, OECD
-Federico Di Roberto, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
PART C. CONSULTATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS 
PART D. ANNEXES
-List of Participants
-Conference Programme
Volume II. Frameworks and Indicators
PART A. ACCOUNTING FRAMEWORKS
-OECD Overview
-The Experience of France
-The Experience of Mexico
PART B. ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
-OECD Overview
-The Experience of Japan
-The Experience of Germany
PART C. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPEMNT AND ITS ECONOMIC/SOCIAL/ENVIORNMENTAL INDICATORS 
-OECD Overview
-OECD Social Indicators
-The Experience of Hungary
-The Experience of Sweden
-The Experience of the United States
PART D. TRANSPORT/ENVIRONMENT INDICATORS 
-OECD Overview
-The Experience of Finland
-The Experience of Italy
PART E. AGRICULTURAL/ENVIRONMENT INDICATORS 
-OECD Overview
-The Experience of Australia
-The Experience of the Netherlands
PART F. ENERGY/ENVIORNMENT INDICATORS
-OECD Overview
-The Experience of Norway
-The Experience of France
Volume III. Sustainable Development in Italy
A. Italy towards Sustainability: Present Situation and Trends
B. Guidelines for Preparing the National Sustainable Development Plan
C. Guidelines for Strategic Environmental Assessmant (SEA)
D. Green Accounting: From the Laboratory to the Institutions
E. Environmental and Sustainable Development at Local and Urban Level

 
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