FRAMEWORKS FOR COMPILING AND PRESENTING ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS FOR THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

This paper describes developmental work currently underway to use existing ABS and other source data to describe the linkage between transport economic activity and its impact on the environment. It is expected that thiswork will result in the preparation of an ABS publication which has the current working title of Australian Transport and the Environment. The starting point for this exercise is the OECD 'pressure-state-response' framework. The paper describes how this framework is used for the transport sector, including discussion of the indicators that are used to identify the linkage between the activities of various transportation modes ('pressure'), the resultant 'state' of various environmental media, and the 'response' by governments, businesses and individuals in terms of policies, and economic and other activities to improve the environmental media's state. Some data will be provided to illustrate the framework. An alternative approach is also discussed which further elaborates on the economic-environment linkages. This discussion encompasses the concept of "sustainability indicators" as opposed to indicators that simply show "environmental state". (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract no 861490.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 241-59

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00674946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-7325-0660-3
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM