UN World Summit 2002

This project has been presented at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002
Download the PowerPoint Presentation (English Version)
(File size ~ 1.6 MB)

IFEH Policy

See the
IFEH Policy Statement 8 Declaration on the Use of Sustainability Indicators, passed to the IFEH Council at the 8th World Conference on Environmental Health and approved 21.06.2005.

Contact info

Coordinator of the initiative:
Henning Hansen, IFEH

Sustainability Indicator Project

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 It has been replaced by the IFEH Sustainabilility Initiative.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 indicators.

he project was presented at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002. Download the presentation
(PowerPoint 1.6 MB )

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