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A Kantian approach to sustainable development indicators for climate change

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  • Greaker, Mads
  • Stoknes, Per Espen
  • Alfsen, Knut H.
  • Ericson, Torgeir

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Agenda 21 required countries to develop and regularly update a national set of indicators for sustainable development. Several countries now have such sets also including separate indicators for climate change. Some of these indicators typically report global concentration of green house gasses in the atmosphere or time series for global temperatures. While such indicators may give the public information about the state of the global climate, they do not provide a benchmark which makes it possible for the public to evaluate the climate policy of their government.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

Volume (Year): 91 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 10-18

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:91:y:2013:i:c:p:10-18

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Keywords: Sustainable development indicators; Climate policy; Climate agreements;

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  1. Nicholas Stern, 2013. "EEthics, Equity and the Economics of Climate Change. Paper 1: Science and Philosophy," Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working Papers 84a, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

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