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Goals and indicators:
Millennium Indicators Database available
from the UN Statistics Division:
As part of the implementation of the Work Programme on Indicators of Sustainable Development (ISDs) adopted by CSD at its Third Session in April 1995, a working list of 134 indicators and related methodology sheets were developed, improved and tested at the national level by the world. Based on the voluntary national testing and expert group consultation, a revised set of 58 indicators and methodology sheets are now available for all countries to use.
of Work of the Division for Sustainable Development on Indicators of Sustainable
of Sustainable Development: Framework and Methodologies
on the Aggregation of Indicators of Sustainable Development
of Sustainable Development: Framework and Methodologies - 1996
The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates.
Unrestricted free access is provided to selected global datasets, such as the Millennium Indicators Database, which presents 48 social and economic indicators and related series by country and year since 1985, and the Social Indicators data set.
UNSD developed a list of environmental
indicators in collaboration with the Inter-governmental Working
Group on the Advancement of Environment Statistics.
INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF MARINE CAPTURE FISHERIES - FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries - No.8, 1999
Use of Indicators in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, by Jeff Tschirley, Sustainable Development Environment and Natural Resources Service (SDRN), FAO Research, Extension and Training Division, March 1996
An Overview of Environmental
Indicators: State of the art and perspectives
UNEP Guidelines for Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Businesses
and Non-Commercial Organisations prepared by Charles Thomas,
Tessa Tennant and Jon Rolls for the UNEP Financial Services Initiatives,
available as a pdf document at
INDICATORS: Report of the project on Indicators of Sustainable
Development. Bedrich Moldan and Suzanne Billharz (editors).
Other reports from the SCOPE/UNEP project available in printed form from Earthwatch:
of the Workshop on Indicators of Sustainable Development for Decision-Making.
Scientific Workshop on Indicators of Sustainable Development.
Urban Observatory of UN-Habitat includes an Urban Indicators
Development Indicators 2003: The World
Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's premier annual compilation
of data about development. WDI
2003 includes approx. 800 indicators in 87 tables, organized in six
sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets,
and Global Links. The tables cover 152 economies and 14 country groups-with
basic indicators for a further 55 economies. Published
April 2003 by World Bank ISBN: 0-8213-5422-1 SKU:
Indicators of Environment and Sustainable 2003 (421KB PDF)
Green Data Book. The Little Green Data Book is based on the World
Development Indicators, 2003 and is the result of close collaboration
between the staff of the Development Economics Data Group, and the Environment
Department. April 2003
Poverty Environment Indicators. Environmental Economics Series, Paper No. 84.The World Bank Environment Department. Priya Shyamsundar. January 2002
the Measure of Wealth:
Indicators of Environmentally Sustainable Development
Monitoring Environmental Progress:
A Report on Work In Progress
Health in Sustainable Development Planning: The role of indicators by Dr Yasmin von Schirnding, WHO, 2002
Environmental health indicators: framework and methodology, Geneva, WHO, 1999, available in pdf format
Land Quality Indicators Initiative
Quality Indicators and their Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural
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