Select Committee on Environmental Audit Fourth Report


Annex 2

Table 2: Progress of UK Headline Sustainable Development Indicators  

Indicator

Government Annual Report 2000

Government Annual Report 2001

Change

1990-99

Change over last year

Change since 1990

Change since strategy

  Economic

Economic output

Y

Y

Y

Y

Investment

N

Y

N

Y

Employment


Y


Y

  Social        

Poverty & social exclusion


Y


Y

Education

Y

Y

Y

Y

Health





Housing


(no new data)


(no data)

Crime: violent

N

N

N

N

Crime: vehicle, burglary

Y

Y

Y

Y

  Environment        

Climate change

Y


Y

Y

Air quality

Y

N

Y

Y

Road traffic





River water quality

Y

Y

Y

Y

Wildlife

N

Y

N

— (farmland)

Y (woodland)

Land use





Waste

N (household)

no data (other)

(no new data)

N

(no data)

Key: Y  Significant change in direction of meeting objective

—   No significant change

N  Significant change in direction away from meeting objective

Notes:

1. The table summarises the "traffic light" indicators included in the Government's annual reports on progress towards sustainable development.

2. The Government Annual Report 2000, Achieving a better quality of life: Review of progress towards sustainable development, was published by the DETR in January 2001. See Table 3.2 pages 37-38.

3. The Government Annual Report 2001, Achieving a better quality of life: Review of progress towards sustainable development, was published by DEFRA in March 2002. See Figure 3.1 pages 53-56.


 
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