Description - Sustainability Indicators by Tomas Hak
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.
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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. "