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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Measuring sustainability: A time series of alternative indicators for Scotland
Authors: Hanley, Nicholas
Moffatt, Ian
Faichney, Robin
Wilson, Michael
Contact Email: m.d.wilson@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Sustainable development
Indicators
Measurement
Green NNP
Ecological footprint
Issue Date: Jan-1999
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Hanley N, Moffatt I, Faichney R & Wilson M (1999) Measuring sustainability: A time series of alternative indicators for Scotland, Ecological Economics, 28 (1), pp. 55-73.
Abstract: This paper presents results from a time-series analysis of seven alternative measures of sustainability for Scotland. The measures chosen are green Net National Product, genuine savings, ecological footprint, environmental space, net primary productivity, the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare and the Genuine Progress Indicator. These are all measures at the national, or macro, level. We note arguments in the literature that no one single measure of `sustainability' is likely to be sufficient. However, very different messages concerning the sustainability of Scotland over the period in question (1980–1993) emerge from these measures chosen. We also argue that different indicators provide different insights for policy making.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22344
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8009(98)00027-5
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Affiliation: Economics
Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Stirling
Faculty of Social Sciences

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