This project was terminated by 1st of March 2007 - and these pages will not be updated further. It has been replaced by the IFEH Sustainabilility Initiative.
The aim of this
specific project was to build up a collection of initiatives and
activities undertaken primarily by local and regional
environment and health authorities, World-wide. It
is intended to demonstrate how indicators can be used
as a tool for planning and monitoring. The
use of indicators will allow for a more accurate assessment,
performed by the local authority, to demonstrate whether progress
has been made towards a sustainable development.
This project started in 2000. A final report will be elaborated by mid 2007.
By using indicators it
should be easier to answer some basic questions and
visualize the state/pressure/effect:
- What is the actual pressure on
- and state of the environment and health in
our local / regional community ?
- On which topics should we focus
our efforts ?
- Do our efforts result
in measurable changes on the pressure, or on the
state of the environment and/or health ?
- Do we contribute to move towards
a sustainable development - both locally as well
as globally ?
The target group for the project were all local and regional
environment and health protection authorities which
have undertaken or intend to undertake initiatives using
The project was presented at the
World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg
2002. Download the presentation (PowerPoint 1.6 MB )