Measuring-Progress.eu - Navigation through the Green Economy Indicator Jungle
After almost two years of work led by Ecologic Institute on the project NETwork for GREEN Economy Indicators (NETGREEN), the initiative's main output was unveiled: a database for Green Economy indicators. Actually, this product is a multifunctional tool rather than a simple database. The tool helps to identify and understand the best indicators to measure progress towards the green economy. Therefore, it is useful for policy-makers and people trying to influence them. This initiative is of significant interest for the Directorate-General for Environment, as can be seen in a recent interview with the NETGREEN project team. The interview is available online.
The project consortium collected some of the most important indicators and useful information about each of them. Additionally, an interpretation aid and information about related indicators are provided. By doing, this, Measuring-Progress.eu provides guidance to policy makers and researchers who want to use and further develop indicators and tools in the field. Hence, Measuring-Progress.eu does not only stimulate exchange and debate about green economy indicators, while providing an overview about existing indicators; it also helps to identify individually well-matching policy recommendations.
The tool has already been tested in various policy fields (amongst others, resource efficiency and eco-innovation). We encourage you to start using Measuring-Progress.eu and welcome any feedback. This interactive tool is accessible without any costs via measuring-progress.eu.