This chapter outlines the principles of the capital approach and of the systems approach to measuring sustainable development. In the capital approach, human, social, natural, and economic capital are considered separately, with indicators presented on their stocks and how they change over time. While significant progress has been achieved in operationalising this approach to sustainability, this approach, argue the authors, implicitly assumes the independence of these stocks, and do not easily lend itself to considering interactions between different parts of the systems that underpin human well- being and functioning ecosystems. The chapter considers how the systems approach should be taken forward to move from theoretical considerations to empirical applications. It explains the key notions underpinning the systems approach, including risk, vulnerability and resilience, arguing that sustainability remains the ultimate objective. The chapter proposes a measurement agenda, suggesting steps to improve consideration of economic, human, and natural capital in the capital approach; and to improve the measurement of resilience and other aspects of the systems approach.
Measuring sustainability / De Smedt, Marleen; Giovannini, Enrico; Radermacher, Walter J.. - (2018), pp. 241-282.
RADERMACHER, WALTER JOSEF [Membro del Collaboration Group]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Citazione:||Measuring sustainability / De Smedt, Marleen; Giovannini, Enrico; Radermacher, Walter J.. - (2018), pp. 241-282.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||02a Capitolo o Articolo|