Measuring Progress Towards a Green Economy
UNEP, 2012
by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This draft working paper prepared by UNEP introduces a framework for the use of indicators in developing and tracking green economy policies. The objective is to provide brief guidance on the use of indicators in major stages of policymaking using environmental issues as an illustrative entry point. Section 2 introduces the indicators for environmental issues and targets. Section 3 discusses indicators for environmental policy interventions. Section 4 focuses on indicators that show the impacts of policy interventions on well‐being and social equity beyond the environmental realm. Examples of policies and the indicators that can be utilized to evaluate them are presented in section 5. Data needs and capacity building issues are highlighted in section 6, and the final section points to the next steps that could facilitate the use of this framework.

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