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INtegrating MainSTREAM Economic Indicators with those of Sustainable Development

Objective

Though mainstream economic measures such as GDP are useful measures with great influence on both public and private decisions, they are flawed as measures of human welfare. In addition, they give little information as to whether the market is helping Europe make progress on its environmental goals and its commitment to sustainable development. There is a critical need in Europe for indicators and measurement systems that—working in conjunction with mainstream economic indicators—provide a useful measure of progress toward economic success, human well-being, environmental protection and long-term sustainability. There is now a growing interest and momentum on the part of policy makers and researchers in developing these complementary headline indicators to better assess progress. The IN-STREAM project will undertake the qualitative and quantitative assessments necessary for linking mainstream economic indicators with key well-being and sustainability indicators, providing needed insight into the synergies and trade-offs implicit in Europe’s simultaneous pursuit of economic growth and environmental sustainability. Based on qualitative and quantitative analyses, recommendations for new indicator approaches will be proposed. Recommended indicators (and sets of indicators) will those that perform best in terms of their robustness, feasibility and suitability to EU policy objectives. Strategies for implementing these approaches will be identified and developed in consultation with stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 289 534
Administrative Contact
Lucas Porsch (Mr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 99 280
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alistair Hunt (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 171 880
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martina Marian (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 57 080
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bedrich Moldan (Prof.)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 077
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Ten Brink (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 360
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rainer Friedrich (Prof.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 146 320
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susan Riley (Ms.)
ZEW - LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUR EUROPAISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH MANNHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 005
Address
L 71, 1
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shalini Saxena