Indicators for environmental sustainability

Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference article – Annual report year: 2017

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Decision making on sustainable consumption and production requires scientifically based information on sustainability. Different environmental sustainability targets exist for specific decision problems. To observe how well these targets are met, relevant environmental indicators are needed. In this study, we reviewed indicators applied in life cycle assessment (LCA), planetary boundary framework (PB), and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed under United Nation. The aim is to 1) identify their applications and relevant decision context; 2) Review their indicators and categorize them into Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Responses scheme for comparison and; 3) provide suggestions for indicator system choice and important aspects to consider when choosing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia C I R P
Volume61
Pages (from-to)697-702
ISSN2212-8271
StatePublished - 2017
Event24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering - Kamakura, Japan

Conference

Conference24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
CountryJapan
CityKamakura
Period08/03/201710/03/2017

Bibliographical note

© 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Peer-review under responsibility of the scientifi c committee of the 24th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

    Keywords

  • Decision support, Indicator, Sustainability, Metrics, Environmental targets, Life cycle assessment, Planetary boundary, Sustainable Development Goals
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