Towards Sustainable Development

Environmental Indicators

Release Date: August 1, 1998

Interest in sustainable economic development and awareness of the international ramifications of environmental problems have spurred governments to track their progress in dealing with environmental problems and how these activities affect economic conditions and trends. This report presents leading environmental indicators from the OECD Core Set and thus contributes to measuring progress toward preserving the environment while sustaining development. Organized by subject—dealing with climate change, reducing air pollution, preserving biodiversity, achieving safe waste disposal, and using water resources responsibly—this book is an essential source of information.