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Communicative challenges in assessing progress towards environmental quality objectives
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2009 (English)In: Journal of science communication, ISSN 1824-2049, Vol. 8, no 2, A(01)- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Assessment of trends in the state of the environment constitutes one important aspect of efforts to achieve environmental sustainability. Assessments are often undertaken via indicators which measure progress towards environmental objectives and interim targets. This paper starts from the assumption that different types of environmental indicators have different implications for the public communication and the societal dialogue about the state of the environment and the measures needed to increase ecological sustainability.

The paper concludes that it is important to evaluate environmental indicators on the basis of their communicative potential. It is demonstrated how science-based assessment of progress towards environmental objectives may fulfil different aims. Each of these aims may be linked to particular types of indicators, as well as to particular ideas of how to communicate uncertainties, and to particular views of the role of the public in the system of environmental objectives.

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2009. Vol. 8, no 2, A(01)- p.
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communication, management by objectives (MBO), environmental quality objectives, indicators
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-19348OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-19348DiVA: diva2:224515
Available from: 2009-06-18 Created: 2009-06-18 Last updated: 2009-06-22Bibliographically approved

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