Sustainability Assessment and Indicators: Tools in a Decision-Making Strategy for Sustainable Development
AbstractRecognizing the urgent need for sustainability, we argue that to move beyond the rhetoric and to actually realize sustainable development, it must be considered as a decision-making strategy. We demonstrate that sustainability assessment and sustainability indicators can be powerful decision-supporting tools that foster sustainable development by addressing three sustainability decision-making challenges: interpretation, information-structuring, and influence. Particularly, since the 1990s many substantial and often promising sustainability assessment and sustainability indicators efforts are made. However, better practices and a broader shared understanding are still required. We aim to contribute to that objective by adopting a theoretical perspective that frames SA and SI in the context of sustainable development as a decision-making strategy and that introduces both fields along several essential aspects in a structured and comparable manner. View Full-Text
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Waas, T.; Hugé, J.; Block, T.; Wright, T.; Benitez-Capistros, F.; Verbruggen, A. Sustainability Assessment and Indicators: Tools in a Decision-Making Strategy for Sustainable Development. Sustainability 2014, 6, 5512-5534.
Waas T, Hugé J, Block T, Wright T, Benitez-Capistros F, Verbruggen A. Sustainability Assessment and Indicators: Tools in a Decision-Making Strategy for Sustainable Development. Sustainability. 2014; 6(9):5512-5534.Chicago/Turabian Style
Waas, Tom; Hugé, Jean; Block, Thomas; Wright, Tarah; Benitez-Capistros, Francisco; Verbruggen, Aviel. 2014. "Sustainability Assessment and Indicators: Tools in a Decision-Making Strategy for Sustainable Development." Sustainability 6, no. 9: 5512-5534.