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Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators

Edited by: Simon Bell , Stephen Morse

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138674769
eBook ISBN: 9781315561103
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315561103
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Book description

This handbook provides researchers and students with an overview of the field of sustainability indicators (SIs) as applied in the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development. The editors have sought to include views from the center ground of SI development but also divergent ideas which represent some of the diverse, challenging and even edgy observations which are prominent in the wider field of SI thinking.

The contributions in this handbook:

? clearly set out the theoretical background and history of SIs, their origins, roots and initial goals

? expand on the disciplines and modalities employed to develop SIs of various kinds

? assess the various ways in which SI data are gathered and the availability (over space and time) and quality issues that surround them

? explore the multiplex world of SIs as expressed in agencies around the world, via examples of SI practice and the lessons that have emerged from them

? critically review the progress that SIs have made over the last 30 years

? express the divergence of views which are held about the value of SIs, including differing theories on their efficacy, efficiency and ethics

? explore the frontier of contemporary SI thinking, reviewing ante/post and systemic alternatives

This multidisciplinary and international handbook will be of great interest to researchers, students and practitioners working in sustainability research and practice.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Bellagio STAMP Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Contributions to the evolving theory and practice of indicators of sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Substantiating the rough consensus on the concept of sustainable development as a point of departure for indicator development Download PDF
Chapter  5:  From crises and gurus to science and metrics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The limits of sustainability and resilience frameworks Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Lessons from the history of GDP in the effort to create better indicators of prosperity, well-being, and happiness Download PDF
Chapter  8:  A systems-theoretical perspective on sustainable development and indicators  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  World views, interests and indicator choices Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Sustainability indicators and certification schemes for the built environment Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Measuring water scarcity and water consumption Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Participatory approaches for the development and evaluation of sustainability indicators Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Environmental governance indicators and indices in support of policy-making Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Environmentally sustainable national income, an indicator Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Green accounting Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Ecological Footprint accounts Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Governing by numbers Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Human Sustainable Development Index  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Environmental Performance Index Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sustainability-related indicators developed for governments Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sustainable development indicators, Finland Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The socio-ecological system (SES) approach to sustainable development indicators Download PDF
Chapter  23:  UNEP and the CSD process for sustainable development indicators Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Prospects for standardising sustainable urban development Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Stakeholder-driven initiatives using sustainability indicators Download PDF
Chapter  26:  How evil is aggregation? lessons from the dashboard of sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Criteria and indicators to audit the performance of complex, multi-functional forest landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The devil is in the detail! Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sustainable agricultural intensification and measuring the immeasurable Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Relevance – a neglected feature of sustainability indicators Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Measurement matters Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Meta-evaluation of sustainability indicators Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Ecological Footprint accounts Download PDF
Chapter  34:  What next? Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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