DEVELOPING A METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE PARTICIPATORY MEASUREMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY

Konstantinos Evangelinos, Chrysovalantis Malesios, M. Proikaki, M. Aloupi, G. Koufos, C. Karagianni, D. Schaelicke, Antonis Skouloudis, N. Jones, S. Roumeliotis

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Abstract

The measurement of sustainability can provide significant information in order to plan and
implement environmental policies. Several methods have been proposed in the literature in
order to select the appropriate indicators along with a variety of techniques for their
measurement. These methods are often divided in two main categories: a) a top-down
approach where the selection of sustainability indicators is often based on the decision of
scientists and policy-makers and b) a bottom-up approach where local stakeholders influence
the selection and the measurement of indicators. In this paper we propose a methodological
framework which allows the selection of sustainability indicators based on scientific research but
at the same time allows citizens to influence both the selection of indicators and their
measurement. The benefits of the specific methodological framework are two: a) to incorporate
in different stages of the measurement the opinions of local stakeholders, b) to assist in policy
decision-making through the assessment of the current situation of sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2015
Event14th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 3 Sep 20155 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period3/09/155/09/15

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