REABLE - Indicator Research for Sustainable Development

The issue of participation in sustainability indicator processes has been pointed out as crucial aspect as norm creation and knowledge production is done. The non-involvement of citizens and lay persons limits the value of the sustainability indicators as local knowledge and practices cannot be accounted for. Knowledge gets lost.

We assume that the opening up of such processes to citizens and lay persons does not only increase legitimacy and accuracy of indicators, but also enhances public awareness for the sustainability topic. The proposed research project aims at improving the sustainability indicator selection, definition and evaluation through the involvement of lay persons and concerned citizen by the application multi-criteria analysis. This is done in an experimental setting simulating a sustainability indicator process during two research seminars designed for students.

Contact person:  Bernhard Wolfslehner

Implementing Office: EFICEEC

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