- IA Topic : Indicators
Call for Manuscripts: "Developing and Applying Ecosystem Services Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales"
Excerpt:In the context of the conference RegioResources 21, a proposed special issue of the journal "Ecological Indicators" on "Developing and Applying Ecosystem Services Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales" was developed. Authors interested in submitting a manuscript for this issue are invited to send in their proposal until 31 January, 2014.
Excerpt:The main objective of the conference is to assess the state of the art in quantitative measurement of sustainability, connecting theoretical background, practical assessment and policy perspectives. The event also includes the presentation of the FEEM Sustainability Index (FEEM SI) 2013.
Excerpt:Sustainability assessments and indicators aim to produce and communicate information needed for evidence-based policymaking, strategic planning or learning. However, following the criteria for a good indicator does not guarantee that the indicator will be used, nor does it guarantee that the use will produce the desired effects. ...
Beyond the ‘Indicator Industry’: Use and Potential Influences of Sustainable Development Indicators in Finland and the EU
Excerpt:In order to assess progress towards sustainability, various indicators and indicator sets have been developed at multiple levels and sectors. The paper examines the use of sustainable development indicators in Finland and across the EU based on document analysis and interviews with indicator developers and expected end-users.
Excerpt:The paper assesses the compliance of a Dutch landscape, dominated by dairy farming, with environmental quality standards using a combination of model calculations and mesurements.
Excerpt:The Grantholder will contribute to the mapping of ecosystem services stocks and flows, with a particular focus on Enlargement and Integration countries. The work will involve collection of ecosystem data from different countries, application of these data in a GIS and in modelling of ecosystem services and reporting of results. ...
Excerpt:IN STREAM is funded by DG Research of the European Commission and focuses on the linking of mainstream indicators with sustainability measures. This final conference will show how IN STREAM results can support policy makers in taking account of sustainability in policy making. ...
Excerpt:Addressing the effectiveness of agri-environmental measures, a recent report by the European Court of Auditors comes to the conclusion that the objectives of agri-environmental payments are not sufficiently specific to assess whether they have been achieved. ...