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Further discussion on sustainable development

Meeting needs of current and future generations, while taking into account considerations of fairness and limits of the environment, is a complex challenge. To represent this complexity three interrelated target dimensions are used. These are: environmental responsibility, economic efficiency, and social cohesion.

Each of the target dimensions has equal importance, reflecting that in the long term none of the dimensions can be achieved at the expense of any other. For example, economic development can only be sustainable if it is accompanied by healthy ecosystems and well-trained people. The target dimensions reflect the balancing act that needs to take place in order to ensure a development path is sustainable.

Relationship between target dimensions and key indicators

Flowchart, Relationship between target dimensions and key indicators.

Additional information

The original 2009 report Measuring New Zealand’s Progress Using a Sustainable Development Approach: 2008 and the full set of indicators and principles of sustainable development can be found at: www.stats.govt.nz/sustainabledevelopment

Contact us

Email: sustainabledevelopment@stats.govt.nz
Phone toll-free: 0508 525 525

Revisions

Revisions have been made to some of the indicators due to new data becoming available and improvements to methodologies. Details of which indicators have been revised can be found at: www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/environment/sustainable_development/keyfindings- 2010-revisions.aspx.

Citation

Statistics New Zealand (2011). Key findings on New Zealand’s progress using a sustainable development approach: 2010. Wellington: Statistics New Zealand.

Published in February 2011 by
Statistics New Zealand
Tatauranga Aotearoa
Wellington, New Zealand
ISBN: 978-0-478-35392-1 (print)
ISBN: 978-0-478-35391-4 (online)

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