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Sustainable Nations: What do Aggregate Indicators tell us?

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  • J. Ram Pillarisetti

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    (University of Brunei Darussalam)

  • Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh

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    (Autonomous University of Barcelona, ICREA, and VU University Amsterdam)

Abstract

What is a 'sustainable nation’ and how can we identify and rank ‘sustainable nations’? Are nations producing and consuming in a sustainable way? Aggregate indicators have been proposed to answer these questions. This paper quantitatively compares three aggregate indicators of sustainability: the World Bank’s ‘Genuine Savings’ measure, the ‘Ecological Footprint’ and the ‘Environmental Sustainability Index’. It is concluded that rankings of sustainable nations vary significantly among these indicators. Implications of this disagreement for analysis and policy are suggested.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 08-012/3.

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Date of creation: 24 Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20080012

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Keywords: Adjusted Net Savings; Ecological Debt; Ecological Footprint; Environmental Sustainability Index; Genuine Savings; Sustainability;

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  1. Albu, Lucian-Liviu & Georgescu, George & Ghizdeanu, Ion, 2008. "Romania’s development level comparing with EU countries: The RGS (Relative Gap Scoring) Ranking Index," MPRA Paper 10170, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Bert Scholtens, 2010. "The Environmental Performance of Dutch Government Bond Funds," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 92(1), pages 117-130, April.

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