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Measuring Sustainable Development

Integrated Economic, Environmental and Social Frameworks

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The papers in this conference proceedings address the various conceptual, measurement and statistical policy issues that arise when applying accounting frameworks to the concept of sustainable development.

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Accounting for Sustainability

When the Brundtland Commission offered its famous definition of sustainable development–“to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”–it presented many challenges to policymakers. Not least among these is the question of how we measure progress towards sustainable development. Without indicators to guide policy, commitments to achieving sustainability risk being no more than fine words on paper. Since the time of the Brundtland Commission there has been a worldwide effort to ...

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