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                        Sustainable Development




                        ROUND TABLE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

                        ANNOTATED AGENDA




                        Thursday 6th December 2001 09.30 a.m.
                        OECD Headquarters, Chateau de la Muette, Paris




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                       ROUND TABLE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


                                         ANNOTATED AGENDA

                      Meeting of the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development
                                 to be held at the Château de la Muette on
                      Thursday 6 December 2001 at 9.30 a.m. in Room Roger Ockrent


                                         Measuring Sustainability


09:30 Current Approaches to Indicators for Sustainability (Discussants: OECD/European Commission)

         Some issues for discussion:
            - What can these approaches tell us about sustainability?
            - Are parts of the picture are missing?

        How Good is the Science? (Discussant: IGBP)

         Some issues for discussion:
            - What can/does the science tell us?
            - Can we identify a core set of science-based indicators that shed light on irreversibilites?

        Monetary and Biophysical Measurements of Sustainability (Discussants: World Bank/Redefining
        Progress)

         Some issues for discussion:
            - What can the World Bank/Redefining Progress approach tell us about sustainability?
            - Are parts of the picture are missing?
            - Should/can we take into account trans-boundary effects?

13:00    Lunch

14:30    What Now?

         Some issues for discussion:
        - How/can we take into account the social dimension?
        - How do we persuade developing countries that indicators are fair and equitable?

16:30    Conclusion


Please Note: At the Chair’s discretion, there will be a fifteen-minute break for coffee and tea during the
morning session.




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Background Documentation


Accounting for Sustainable Development: Complementary Monetary and Biophysical Approaches, World
       Bank and Redefining Progress, Working Paper for OECD Round Table, 21 November 2001.

Environmental Indicators to Measure the Decoupling of Environmental Pressure from Economic Growth
       (SG/SD(2001)9) OECD Environment Directorate, 24 October 2001.

Presentation of Decoupling Indicators, OECD Environment Directorate, November 2001.

Peer Reviews of Sustainable Development and Required Indicators
       (SG/SD(2001)12) OECD Economics Department, 19 October 2001.

Measuring What? OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development, Background Paper,
        26 November 2001.




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