Archive for the ‘new indicators’ Category

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Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe (EU Commission)

October 12, 2011

European Commission proposed on 20.09.2011 provisional set of resource efficiency indicators and launched a two-year stakeholder process to further improve them.

Extract from the proposal (Source: EU Commission):

“Europe has enjoyed many decades of growth in wealth and wellbeing, based on intensive use of resources. But today it faces the dual challenge of stimulating the growth needed to provide jobs and well-being to its citizens, and of ensuring that the quality of this growth leads to a sustainable future. To tackle these challenges and turn them into opportunities our economy will require a fundamental transformation within a generation – in energy, industry,agriculture, fisheries and transport systems, and in producer and consumer behaviour. Preparing that transformation in a timely, predictable and controlled manner will allow us to further develop our wealth and wellbeing, whilst reducing the levels and impact of our resource use” (p.2, Policy Paper).

Read the policy paper

Read annex on indicators and targets

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Measuring progress in a changing world: resolution from European Parliament

June 17, 2011

An agreement on better monitoring and reporting of environmental data should be a first step towards measuring the EU economy on a wider basis than GDP, according to MEPs, who approved legislation on “environmental economic accounts” on Tuesday and a non-binding resolution on “Beyond GDP” on Wednesday, 8th June.

MEPs also adopted a non-binding resolution on “Beyond GDP” in response to a 2009 European Commission communication of the same title. MEPs indicated they support the Commission’s groundwork towards supplementing this economic measure with social and environmental indicators and they called for concrete and consistent proposals for indicators that can be monitored by Eurostat.

Source: European Parliament

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Forum Ready to Change? Interviews on line…

June 1, 2011

In the frame of the Forum Ready to Change?, public event of the Sostenuto project that has taken place in Ljubljana (December 2010), Réseau Culture 21 has realised film interviews. You can see on line:

  • Hélène Combe, sociologist and political scientist, general directorate of the Observatory for the Public Decision (France),
  • Xavier Comtesse, mathematician and computer scientist, director of Avenir Suisse think tank (Switzerland),
  • Jean-Michel Lucas, doctor of Economics Sciences and lecturer at the University of Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne (France)
  • Philippe Mouillon, visual artist, artistic director of Laboratoire,
  • Pau Rausell Köster, economist, doctor and professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia (Spain),
  • Apolonia Sustersic, architect and visual artist, head of the Hustadt project (Slovenia/Germany),
  • Emina Visnic, director of POGON, Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth (Croatia).