Exploring the Limits of Two Opposing Paradigms, Fourth Edition
Chapter 6: Measuring Strong Sustainability
In this chapter, I will discuss several indicators put forward for measuring strong sustainability and explore the problems they encounter. Not all existing indicators of SS can be addressed. However, I will analyse the most important ones. Section 6.1 covers two popular physical indicators, namely ecological footprints and the concept of material flows. It is important to note that these physical indicators are more indicators in the spirit of SS rather than direct measures of SS. This is different with respect to hybrid indicators, looked at in section 6.2. These try to combine physical standards with monetary valuation and, in setting pre-defined environmental standards, they are more directly and explicitly measures of SS.
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