Assessment of Sustainability Indicators (ASI)
SCOPE/UNEP/IHDP/EEA, 2004CSD Indicators of Sustainable Development - Recent Developments and Activities
Indicators can provide crucial guidance for decision- making in a variety of ways. They can translate physical and social science knowledge into manageable units of information that can facilitate the decision- making process. They can help to measure and calibrate progress towards sustainable development goals. They can provide an early warning, sounding the alarm in time to prevent economic, social and environmental damage. They are also important tools to communicate ideas, thoughts and values.