Select Committee on Environmental Audit Fourth Report


Annex 1

Table 1: Development of the sustainable development indicators

1996

Indicators of Sustainable Development for the United Kingdom, DETR,

First set of indicators (120) published

Nov

1998


Sustainability Counts,

DETR


Government consulted on 13 possible headline indicators and conducted research via focus groups.

 As a result of this work Mr Meacher told us that a "level of crime" indicator was added and the social investment indicator was extended to include investment in all assets.[76]


May

1999


 A Better Quality of Life: A Strategy for sustainable development in the UK, DETR

UK Sustainable Development Strategy set out the key issues and priorities at a national scale. It included a core set of around 150 indicators of sustainable development with a sub-set of 15 headline indicators, and a commitment to reporting against them on an annual basis.

Dec

1999


Quality of Life Counts: Indicators for a Strategy for sustainable development for the UK: a baseline assessment, DETR

Historical data was provided in areas covered by the core set of indicators of sustainable development to provide a baseline for measuring future progress.

Jul

2000


Local Quality of Life Counts: A handbook for a menu of local indicators for sustainable development, DETR

This handbook intended to offer some ideas for measuring sustainable development and quality of life in local communities.

Dec

2000


Regional Quality of Life Counts: Regional versions of the national "headline indicators of sustainable development, DETR

A statistical publication to present the available regional data for each headline indicator and to make this information more readily available at regional and local levels.

Jan

2001


Achieving a better quality of life: Review of progress towards sustainable development. Government Annual Report 2000.

The first review of progress in the UK towards sustainable development, as measured against the 1999 baseline data. It was intended to meet the commitment to report annually made in A Better Quality of Life (May 1999).

Mar

2002


Achieving a better quality of life: Review of progress towards sustainable development. Government

Annual Report 2001


The second report reviewing UK progress towards sustainable development, as measured against the baseline data provided in December 1999.



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