ERIC Number: ED340598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Environmental Indicators. A Preliminary Set = Indicateurs d'environnement. Une etude pilote.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This document provides a preliminary set of environmental indicators by which to measure environmental performance. The indicators are patterned on the outline of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) "Report on the State of the Environment," a companion volume published in the same year. This volume is comprised of 18 environmental indicators, followed by 7 key indicators reflecting economic and population changes of environmental significance. It includes indicators of environmental performance, some relating to environmental quality itself (e.g., river quality, nature protection), some to national environmental goals (e.g., sustainable use of water resources, controlling waste generation), and some to international environmental agreements and issues (e.g., sulphur oxide emissions, trade in forest products). For each indicator, an introductory statement is given, accompanied by the basic data and a graphic illustration providing information on trends since 1970, where possible, as well as information on the present state. The document is printed in both English and French versions in parallel columns. (KR)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Ecology, Economic Climate, Energy, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Global Approach, Industry, International Cooperation, Marine Biology, Noise (Sound), Population Growth, Soil Conservation, Wastes, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Wildlife, World Problems
OECD Publications and Information Center, 2001 L Street, N.W. Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 ($38.00 per 2-volume set).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).