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Integrating Resource Efficiency, Greening of Industrial Production and Green Industries

Integrating Resource Efficiency, Greening of Industrial Production and Green Industries

Scoping of and Recommendations for Effective Indicators

Fostering sustainable industries and industrial development requires the use of effective indicators. Though a multitude of indicators exist, their applicability to sustainable industries remains largely unaddressed to date. In the RISI project, Ecologic Institute reviewed the available scientific knowledge in order to evaluate existing indicators and propose recommendations concerning their usability and the potential need for further indicator development. Ecologic Institute has now published a shorter version of the project results as a Ecologic Brief with forewords by Heinz Leuenberger, Director of UNIDO’s Environmental Management Branch (EMB), and R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute. The Ecologic Brief is available for download.

The Ecologic Brief is tailored specifically to the information needs of political decision-makers and experts in industrial resource efficiency.


Citation

Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers, Tanja Srebotnjak 2012: Integrating Resource Efficiency, Greening of Industrial Production and Green Industries - Scoping of and recommendations for effective indicators. [Ecologic Briefs on International Relations and Sustainable Development]. Berlin: Ecologic Institute.

Language
English
Publisher
Year
2012
ISBN
978-3-937085-24-1
ISSN
1611-4787
Dimension
30 pp.
Project ID
2372
Table of Contents
  • Foreword by Dr. Heinz Leuenberger (UNIDO)
  • Foreword by R. Andreas Kraemer (Ecologic Institute)
  • Executive Summary
  • Selection of an organizing Framework for measuring Resource Flows and their Environmental Impacts
  • Indicator Selection
  • Results
  • Environmentally weighted material consumption (EMC)
  • Energy Intensity by Sector
  • Production-based CO2 Productivity
  • Water Consumption by Sector
  • Sustainable Process Index (SPI)
  • Water Abstraction Rates and Water Stress
  • Resource Productivity and Material Productivity
  • Total Material Consumption (TMC)
  • The Ecological Footprint (EF)
  • Resource Efficiency of Industry and the MDGs
  • Conclusions
  • References and Further Links
  • Appendix I
  • List of Abbreviations
Keywords
resource efficiency, indicators, sustainable industries and sustainable industrial production, global,