IN-STREAM

INtegrating MainSTREAM Economic Indicators with those of Sustainable Development

 Coordinatore ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH 

 Organization address address: Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10717

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Lucas
Cognome: Porsch
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 86880 174
Fax: +49 30 86880 100

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 1˙509˙035 €
 EC contributo 1˙208˙536 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-10-01   -   2011-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Nome Ente NON disponibile

 Organization address address: Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
city: BERLIN
postcode: 10717

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Lucas
Cognome: Porsch
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 30 86880 174
Fax: +49 30 86880 100

DE (BERLIN) coordinator 0.00
2    "INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON"

 Organization address address: BELGRAVE ROAD 11 IEEP OFFICES FLOOR 3
city: LONDON
postcode: SW1V 1RB

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Patrick
Cognome: Ten Brink
Email: send email
Telefono: -7387444
Fax: -7323974

UK (LONDON) participant 0.00
3    FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

 Organization address address: Corso Magenta 63
city: MILANO
postcode: 20123

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Martina
Cognome: Marian
Email: send email
Telefono: -2711476
Fax: -2711463

IT (MILANO) participant 0.00
4    INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

 Organization address address: Schlossplatz 1
city: LAXENBURG
postcode: 2361

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Susan
Cognome: Riley
Email: send email
Telefono: 432237000000
Fax: 432237000000

AT (LAXENBURG) participant 0.00
5    UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

 Organization address address: Keplerstrasse 7
city: STUTTGART
postcode: 70174

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Rainer
Cognome: Friedrich
Email: send email
Telefono: -89147
Fax: -89230

DE (STUTTGART) participant 0.00
6    UNIVERSITY OF BATH

 Organization address address: CLAVERTON DOWN
city: BATH
postcode: BA2 7AY

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alistair
Cognome: Hunt
Email: send email
Telefono: 44 1225 383244
Fax: 44 1225 383423

UK (BATH) participant 0.00
7    UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE

 Organization address address: Ovocny trh 5
city: PRAHA 1
postcode: 11636

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Bedrich
Cognome: Moldan
Email: send email
Telefono: -251079782
Fax: -251620021

CZ (PRAHA 1) participant 0.00
8    ZENTRUM FUER EUROPAEISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GmbH

 Organization address address: L 7 1
city: MANNHEIM
postcode: 68161

contact info
Nome: Shalini
Cognome: Saxena
Email: send email
Telefono: -1235927
Fax: -1235794

DE (MANNHEIM) participant 0.00

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worked    qualitative    environment    progress    economic    gdp    stream    indicators    environmental    benchmarks    little    mdash    sustainability    policy    integrating    social    quantitative    indicator    composite    biodiversity    conjunction    market    human    mainstream    sustainable    vital    welfare   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Though mainstream economic measures such as GDP are useful measures with great influence on both public and private decisions, they are flawed as measures of human welfare. In addition, they give little information as to whether the market is helping Europe make progress on its environmental goals and its commitment to sustainable development. There is a critical need in Europe for indicators and measurement systems that—working in conjunction with mainstream economic indicators—provide a useful measure of progress toward economic success, human well-being, environmental protection and long-term sustainability. There is now a growing interest and momentum on the part of policy makers and researchers in developing these complementary headline indicators to better assess progress. The IN-STREAM project will undertake the qualitative and quantitative assessments necessary for linking mainstream economic indicators with key well-being and sustainability indicators, providing needed insight into the synergies and trade-offs implicit in Europe’s simultaneous pursuit of economic growth and environmental sustainability. Based on qualitative and quantitative analyses, recommendations for new indicator approaches will be proposed. Recommended indicators (and sets of indicators) will those that perform best in terms of their robustness, feasibility and suitability to EU policy objectives. Strategies for implementing these approaches will be identified and developed in consultation with stakeholders.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Economic indicators overlook vital social and environmental factors. An EU-financed project has worked to develop ways of integrating sustainability measures into economic benchmarks.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Conventional economic measures and indicators can tell us a lot about the performance and health of the economy. However, they provide little insight into how the market is affecting the well-being of citizens and the environment.

This highlights a pressing need to develop and utilise indicators that reflect relevant social and environmental factors in conjunction with traditional economic benchmarks. The 'Integrating mainstream economic indicators with those of sustainable development' (IN-STREAM) project worked to bridge this gap both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Funded by the Environment theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), the project assessed the needs and opportunities for the increased use of sustainability indicators. It also evaluated the main weaknesses of mainstream economic indicators in measuring environmental sustainability and social welfare. For instance, gross domestic product (GDP) measures flow rather than stock, ignores environmental damage and neglects income distribution.

However, although there is agreement on the need to measure these factors, there is no consensus on whether this should be done using a single composite indicator or a suite of individual benchmarks. Given the broadness of the 'Beyond GDP' debate, IN-STREAM focused its efforts on three main areas: biodiversity, green growth and resource efficiency. The project also explored the potential value of composite indicators.

IN-STREAM found that social indicators tend to be more common and popular than environmental ones. This suggests that the project's primary focus on environment and biodiversity will help raise the profile of these vital indicators among policymakers.

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