Select Committee on Environmental Audit Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Annex 2

QUALITY OF LIFE COUNTS

A LIST OF OBJECTIVES AND INDICATORS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (SDS) WITH INDIRECT INFLUENCE FROM DTLR

HEADLINE INDICATORS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Maintaining high and stable levels of economic growth and employment    
Our economy must continue to grow (3.12) H1Total output of the economy (GDP and GDP per head)
Social progress which recognises the needs of everyone     
Tackling poverty and social exclusion (7.17) H4Indicators of success in tackling poverty and social exclusion
Reduce both crime and fear of crime (3.19) H8Level of crime
Effective protection of the environment     
Continue to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases now, and plan for greater reductions in the longer term (3.20) H9Emissions of greenhouse gases
Reduce air pollution and ensure air quality continues to improve through the longer term (3.21) H10Days when air pollution is moderate or higher
Prudent use of natural resources    
Move away from disposal of waste towards waste reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery (box after 6.11) H15Waste arisings and management


A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY—DOING MORE WITH LESS: RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

Objective and strategy paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Greater resource efficiency (6.5)A1 UK resource use D
Energy efficiency of the economy (6.13) A2Energy efficiency of the economy
  A3Energy use per household
Move away from disposal of waste towards waste reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery (box after 6.11) H15A5Waste arisings and managementHousehold waste and recycling


ECONOMIC STABILITY AND COMPETITIVENESS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Our economy must continue to grow (3.12) H1Total output of the economy (GDP and GDP per head)


SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Need housing which is more energy-efficient, uses fewer resources and creates less waste (6.50) D7D8D10Household water use and peak demandThermal efficiency of housing stockConstruction and demolition waste going to landfill
UK tourism industry to grow significantly in ways which are economically, socially and environmentally beneficial (6.71) D16Sustainable tourism D


BUILDING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES—PROMOTING ECONOMIC VITALITY AND EMPLOYMENT

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Improve economic performance and enhance regional competitiveness (7.6) E1Regional variations in GDP
Closing the gap between the poorest communities and the rest (7.13) E2Index of local deprivation
Tackling poverty and social exclusion (7.17) H4Indicators of success in tackling poverty and social exclusion


ACCESS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Need better access to services (7.28)J1J2 People finding access difficultAccess to services in rural areas
Ensure that disabled people have access to a wider range of goods, services and facilities (7.34) J3Access for disabled people


SHAPING OUR SURROUNDINGS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Shopping, leisure and entertainment, offices and other key town centre uses should, wherever possible, be located within existing centres (7.57) K2New retail floor space in town centres and out of town
Ensure that development takes account of history and look for opportunities to conserve local heritage (7.70) K5Buildings of Grade I and II* at risk of decay
Reduce both crime and fear of crime (3.19) H8K9Level of crimeFear of crime


INVOLVEMENT AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Voluntary and community activity can promote social inclusion and cohesion (7.95) L2Voluntary activity
Help build a sense of community by encouraging and supporting all forms of community involvement (7.96) L3Community spirit


CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY SUPPLY

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Climate change must be kept within limits which global society can accommodate (8.8) N1Rise in global temperature
Assess vulnerability to changed weather patterns and higher sea levels and develop adaptation strategies (8.17) N2Sea level rise
Continue to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases now, and plan for greater reductions in the longer term (3.20) H9N3Emissions of greenhouse gasesCarbon dioxide emissions by end user
Fossil fuel resources managed in an environmentally-acceptable way (8.15) N5Depletion of fossil fuels


AIR AND ATMOSPHERE

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Reduce air pollution and ensure air quality continues to improve through the longer term (3.21) H10P1P2Days when air pollution is moderate or higherConcentrations of selected air pollutantsEmissions of selected air pollutants
Ensure that polluting emissions do not cause harm to human health or the environment (8.19) P3P4Sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissionsAcidification in the UK
Controls on ozone depleting substances (8.28) P5Ozone depletion


SEAS OCEANS AND COASTS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Reduce or eliminate inputs of hazardous and radioactive substances of most concern (8.35) R1Estuarine water quality, marine inputs
Protection of marine habitats and species (8.40) R3Biodiversity in coastal/marine areas D


LANDSCAPE AND WILDLIFE

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Strengthen protection for special sites (8.57) S6Extent and management of SSSIs
Protecting the wider landscape (8.56)S7 Countryside quality D
Promoting public access and enjoyment of the landscape (8.56) S8Access to the countryside D
Continuing expansion of UK woodland area (8.60) S10Area of woodland in the UK
All mineral working sites are restored to a standard suitable for a specific beneficial afteruse (8.62) S15Land covered by restoration and aftercare conditions


SENDING THE RIGHT SIGNALS

Objective and SDS paragraph reference Ref noIndicators
Integrating the environment into each department's policies and operations (5.2) T1Greening government operations
Help promote women's interests (box after 5.6) and fairness at work (6.34) T2Women in public appointments and senior positions
Contextual indicatorT3 Prices of key resources—fuel
Cost-effective ways to comply with pollution abatement and aim to move to cleaner processes in the long term (5.10, 5.13) T5Expenditure on pollution abatement





 
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