Measuring the evolution of Belgium towards sustainable development: new website
This website presents 78 sustainable development indicators. They provide information on various social, environmental and economic issues that frame the development of the Belgian society. Examples are cardiovascular diseases, emissions of atmospheric pollutants and employment.
|Source||Task Force on Sustainable Development of the Federal Planning Bureau|
|Keywords||indicators, sustainable development|
The set of indicators is organized according to a system showing how the indicators and the issues they depict are interrelated.
The indicators paint a global picture of the progress made by Belgium towards sustainable development. In order to assess this progress, the indicators are evaluated in the light of political objectives adopted by Belgium, the European Union and the United Nations in their sustainable development strategies.The analysis of the indicators' evolution towards these objectives shows clearly whether the ongoing developments contribute to a sustainable development.
The information on this website is only available in French and Dutch.
See website: http://www.indicators.be/
- A brochure presenting the Belgian Federal Report 2009 Sustainable Development Indicators, Objectives and Visions, largely devoted to sustainable development indicators, is available in English and can be downloaded.
- A brief description of the Federal Report 2011 Twenty years of political commitment to sustainable development?, published along with this website, is also available in English.