Using Qualitative Indicators of Sustainability in Iberoamerican Environmental Research

José Gutiérrez Pérez, María Teresa Pozo Llorente

Abstract


In this article we include a revision of alternative approaches developed throughout the two last decades in Iberoamerican environmental research and possible implications for the evaluation of sustainable development with qualitative indicators. The standardized use in diplomatic reports and international studies reveals their value and acceptance in communities of experts in different contexts. It is stated that international alliances between countries have brought about important changes, although the new discourses on sustainability leave the responsibility, the control and the design of indicators in a state of confusion.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0604338

Keywords


environment; sustainable development; qualitative indicators



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