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Environmental quality indicators: Background, principles and examples from Norway

Knut Alfsen and Hans Sæbø

Environmental & Resource Economics, 1993, vol. 3, issue 5, 415-435

Abstract: The need for a simple and general overview of the development in the state of the environment has led to work on environmental indicators in several countries and international organizations. Except for the basic common requirement of providing an overview, the works vary a great deal with regard to final aim, target groups, classification and, hence, choice of indicators. This paper gives an overview of the work carried out in the Central Bureau of Statistics of Norway within this field, with emphasis on the basic principles behind the choice of indicators. A hierarchical system of indicator sets is proposed, and examples of indicators are presented. Also, a brief overview of work carried out elsewhere is included. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Keywords: Environmental indicators (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1993
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00310246

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