Output from OPEN:EU and IN-STREAM Workshop: Sustainability Indicators for Policy Making - 8-9 February 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.
"How can our progress towards sustainable development be measured?"
"Which sustainability indicators are most needed and which tools are currently being developed in the OPEN:EU and INSTREAM projects to help in decision making?"
Thanks to all those who were able to participate in discussion at this exclusive event organised by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and Ecologic Institute Berlin.
Your input was invaluable and we look forward to welcoming you to future events.
Two unique EC FP7 funded projects hosted back-to-back workshops over two days bringing together experts, statisticians, policy makers and representatives of Civil Society organisations to share feedback on a number of sustainability indicators and to provide a platform for sharing experience of best practices that can improve the use of indicators to assess progress on economic and sustainability goals, at both national and EU level.
On 8th February, the OPEN:EU Project (One Planet Economy Network
Europe Project) delivered a workshop focusing on the preliminary
outcomes of the OPEN:EU project, with a focus on the Footprint Family of
indicators (i.e. the Ecological, Carbon and Water Footprints). Its main
objective was to gather stakeholders’ and experts’ feedback on
the Footprint Family of Indicators and the EUREAPA tool being developed
by the project and their link to the policy cycle."
On 9th February, the INSTREAM Project (INtegrating MainSTREAM
Economic Indicators with Sustainable Development Objectives -
www.in-stream.eu hosted a workshop focusing
on the INSTREAM project, providing key insights and preliminary outcomes
of its qualitative and quantitative analyses, linking economic
indicators with measures of sustainability and well-being.
This was the first of a series of workshops dedicated to specific policy
areas which will take place in different European cities. This first
event focused in particular on the use of indicators in policy areas of
relevance to biodiversity conservation.”
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