Quotation Laszlo, Pinter, Hardi, Peter, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2018. Principles of Sustainibility Assessement and Measurement. In: Routledge Handbook of Sustainibility Indicators, Hrsg. Bell, Morse, 21-41. New York: Routledge.




Revisiting the way society defines and measures progress has been identified as one of the key levers in tackling the root causes of unsustainable development. The recent economic and food crises exposed a critical weakness in the ability of currently mainstream indicators of progress to provide early warning and take adequate preventive action. Since the early 1990s a growing number of organizations have been involved in the development of indicator systems around the key socio-economic and environmental concerns of sustainable development within their own context. In order to provide guidance and promote best practice, in 1997 a global group of leading measurement and assessment experts developed the Bellagio Principles. The Bellagio Principles have become a widely quoted reference point for measuring sustainable development, but new developments in policy, science, civil society and technology have made their update necessary.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Principles of Sustainibility Assessement and Measurement
Title of whole publication Routledge Handbook of Sustainibility Indicators
Editor Bell, Morse
Page from 21
Page to 41
Location New York
Publisher Routledge
Year 2018
URL https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Sustainability-Indicators/Bell-Morse/p/book/9780367497552
ISBN 978-0-36749-755-2
Open Access N


Hardi, Peter (Former researcher)
Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre (Details)
Laszlo, Pinter (Central European University Private University, Austria)
Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5369 Environmental management (Details)
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