A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



Environmental accounting systems (eg, alternatives to GDP/GNP)

Beyond GDP @ European Commission

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

     · "...provides a data-driven summary of the state of sustainability around the world. Using 32

     performance indicators across 11 issue categories, the EPI ranks 180 countries on environmental

     health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at a national scale of how close

     countries are to established environmental policy targets. The EPI offers a scorecard that

     highlights leaders and laggards in environmental performance and provides practical guidance

     for countries that aspire to move toward a sustainable future.”

Genuine Progress Indicator @ Redefining Progress

Greenness of Stimulus Index

Gross National Happiness Index

Happiness Alliance

Human Development Reports & Human Development Index @ UNDP

Inclusive Wealth Index

Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare [Wikipedia page]


     · "...the world’s largest cost of living database. Numbeo is also a crowd-sourced global database

        of quality of life informations including housing indicators, perceived crime rates, and quality

        of healthcare, among many other statistics.”

OECD Better Life Index

Sustainable Governance Indicators

Sustainable Measures

UN System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA)

     · "...a framework that integrates economic and environmental data to provide a more comprehensive

     and multipurpose view of the interrelationships between the economy and the environment and

     the stocks and changes in stocks of environmental assets, as they bring benefits to humanity. It 

     contains the internationally agreed standard concepts, definitions, classifications, accounting rules

     and tables for producing internationally comparable statistics and accounts. The SEEA framework

     follows a similar accounting structure as the System of National Accounts (SNA). The framework

     uses concepts, definitions and classifications consistent with the SNA in order to facilitate the

     integration of environmental and economic statistics. The SEEA is a multi-purpose system that

     generates a wide range of statistics, accounts and indicators with many different potential analytical

     applications. It is a flexible system that can be adapted to countries' priorities and policy needs

     while at the same time providing a common framework, concepts, terms and definitions."

     · SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting

Environmental & sustainability accounting systems

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are themselves a type of indicator.

One particular measure for the SDGs is also one of the more well-developed environmental indicators in general: the Gap Frame: A Safe Space for All