As a report from the Sustainability Institute states, the process of finding, implementing and improving sustainable development indicators will not be done correctly at first. Nevertheless, it is of urgent importantce to begin.
Also, the development, measurement and monitoring of low-carbon indicators cannot be delayed further if a region aims to become more aware of and confident in its progress towards a low-carbon economy and ensure its competitiveness in the decade of green growth. However, with the number of available indicators and background methodologies growing constantly, some guidelines should be kept in mind when applying them.
The indicators selected highly influence the effectiveness and usefulness of the assessment. For this reason, the topics discuss frequently asked questions, such as how to choose or develop the right indicators or how to apply them. The answers summarise and review opinions of international organisations or research institutes that deal with environmental and sustainability indicators.
- What is an indicator?
- What are indicators for?
- Who can use environmental indicators?
- What makes good indicators or indicator sets?
- What methodologies can be used to develop indicators?
- How are indicators developed?
- How are data obtained for calculating indicators?
- What are the limitations of indicators?
- What factors influence the results of climate change indicators?