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NETwork for GREEN growth Indicators

Objective

Policy-makers aiming to accelerate the shift to a green economy have to balance different objectives that, in practice, might contradict or reinforce each other. A good knowledge of these different aspects as well as their interrelations is therefore crucial for developing and implementing effective policies for the transition to a green economy.
Many international organisations, research institutions, and non-profit groups have developed indicators and support tools designed to measure progress made on building a green economy. NETGREEN will take stock of this fragmented body of work and enable policy-makers, practitioners and researchers in different fields to engage in a meaningful discussion on the details and the broader issue of how to measure green growth.
NETGREEN’s main impact lies not only in collecting but structuring the information on the indicators and tools, including sustainable development indicators and complements to GDP, using an open-access, searchable web-based database and comprehensive meta-data that allows the users to quickly identify suitable metrics, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to optimally use them for their policy and research objectives. NETGREEN’s stocktaking exercise produces complete, easily searchable information, which facilitates comparison and contextualisation of the data. The website will become a vital medium for this discussion, and the focal point for existing and new networks of policy-makers and researchers.
In addition, NETGREEN will organise a series of workshops to build and further develop this community, and to disseminate the work to the diverse user groups of the project’s results. The workshops will include policy-oriented workshops on specific topics (thematic workshops on policies), and expert workshops on methodological questions (indicator typology, database and website design). Smaller workshops targeted to key audiences will promote the building-up of the user- community.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 269 273
Administrative Contact
Daniela Tings (Ms.)

Participants (5)

New Economics Foundation
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 197 574
Address
Jonathan Street 3
SE11 5NH London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Charles Seaford (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 97 637
Address
Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Luisa Baião (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 193 376
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Murat Sen (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 206 888
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)
International Institute for Environment and Development
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 34 350
Address
Gray's Inn Road 80-86
WC1X 8NH London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oliver Greenfield (Mr.)