30 sustainable energy indicators agreed
The European Environment Agency has joined forces with other international institutions and identified 30 sustainable energy indicators. These indicators will help policy makers to take the right decisions in the energy sector in order to improve the environment.
This is the first time ever, a large group of international organisations, have agreed on a report on sustainable energy indicators. The report provides detailed explanations on how to construct and use these indicators. It is meant to help scientists, analysts and policy makers to analyse the effects of energy policies on the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.
The indicators can be applied by developed and developing countries. Particular attention was given to the information needs and sustainable development challenges of developing countries.
The report is published by the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA in cooperation with the European Environment Agency, EEA, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Eurostat.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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