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Sustainability Indicators
By Tomas Hak

Sustainability Indicators

A Scientific Assessment

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Sustainability Indicators by Tomas Hak

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While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing specific measures by which decision makers and the public can judge progress. "Sustainability Indicators" defines the present state of the art in indicator development. It presents a comprehensive assessment of the science behind various indicators, while placing special emphasis on their use as communications tools. The contributors draw on their experience as academics and practitioners to describe the conceptual challenges to measuring something as complex as sustainability at local, regional, national, and global scales. The book also reviews existing indicators to assess how they could be better employed, considering which indicators are overused and which have been underutilized. "Sustainability Indicators" will help planners and policy makers find indicators that are ready for application and relevant to their needs, and will help researchers identify the unresolved issues where progress is most urgently needed. All readers will find advice as to the most effective ways to use indicators to support decision making.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597261302
ISBN-10: 1597261300
Format: Hardback
(233mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Pages: 413
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tomas Hak

Tomas Hak is Deputy Director and Head of the Indicator Unit at Charles University Environment Center in Prague.

Professor Bedrich Moldan held the historic position of first Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic and is now Director of the Charles University Environment Center inPrague.

Arthur Dahl served as Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and is now a consultant to UNEP and other international organizations.

The Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) was established by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in 1969. It brings together natural and social scientists to identify emerging or potential environmental issues and to address jointly the nature and solution of environmental problems on a global basis.With its headquarters in Paris, France, SCOPE programs are conducted by volunteer scientists from every inhabited continent of the globe.

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