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Development and comparison of sustainability indicators

Objective

The DECOIN project has three main objectives:
(1) to evaluate existing methods and analytical frameworks in order to assess the progress towards sustainable development,
(2) to elaborate of forecasts and scenarios, and to identify of inter-relationships between selected unsustainable trends in the EU, and
(3) to carry out a detailed analysis on the inter-relationships between selected unsustainable trends and to provide a tool for the analysis and for forecasting.
Existing indicator frameworks such as DPSIR, STEEPV, and large-scale one-dimensional frameworks e.g. ecological footprint, aggregated material flows, energy, and others, will be evaluated from the perspective of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy in order to find out their strengths an d weaknesses. Different scenarios of the unsustainable trends identified in the EU Sustainable Development Strategy will be also evaluated.
A detailed analysis of the inter-relationships of the development processes related to the unsustainable trends, t heir synergies and trade-offs will be carried out by utilizing analytical frameworks such as Advanced Sustainability Analysis (ASA), Sustainability Multicriteria Multiscale Assessment (SUMMA) and Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MSIASEM) developed by the consortium. Based on the analyses an integrated tool will be constructed for assessment of interlinkages and for forecasting.
The results of the project will be disseminated widely to administration at EU, national and local levels, to companies, NGOs and research institutes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SSP-5-A
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

TURUN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonmaki
Turku
Finland

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA.
Italy
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
Siena
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechniou 9 - Zografou Campus
Zografou
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA PER GLI ALIMENTI E LA NUTRIZIONE
Italy
Address
Via Ardeatina, 546
Roma
TILASTOKESKUS.
Finland
Address
Tyopajankatu 13
Helsinki
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE
Italy
Address
Via Ammiraglio Acton, 38
Napoli
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Edifici A Campus Uab
Cerdanyola Del Valles