Sustainability indicators: is there consensus among stakeholders?

Wallis, Anne 2006, Sustainability indicators: is there consensus among stakeholders?, International journal of environment and sustainable development, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 287-296.

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Title Sustainability indicators: is there consensus among stakeholders?
Author(s) Wallis, Anne
Journal name International journal of environment and sustainable development
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 287
End page 296
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Place of publication Buckinghamshire, England
Publication date 2006-09
ISSN 1474-6778
Keyword(s) Sustainability
Regional sustainability;
Sustainable development
Summary Measuring regional sustainability must include local approaches, as sustainability will be determined by what the community values and the relative importance of these values will depend on community expectations, which vary. One of the biggest challenges for introducing strategies for sustainability is that multiple stakeholders are involved and they have differing objectives. This paper reports on a study conducted in the south-west region of Victoria, Australia, which investigated the level of consensus among stakeholders involved in determining indicators for measuring the region's progress toward sustainability. Principal Component Analysis was used to determine if there was a difference between stakeholder groups when it came to selecting appropriate indicators. The organisations demonstrated a high degree of consensus about which indicators were important. These findings suggest that although organisations have different aims and strategic goals, their views on what should be measured to determine progress toward sustainability are indeed similar.
Language eng
Field of Research 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Inderscience Publishers
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