The overarching goal of the Consultative Group on Sustainable Development Indicators (CGSDI, or CG for short) is to help arrive at an internationally accepted sustainable development index (SDI). An interim goal is to help develop and adopt a small number of new indices—potential components of the ultimate index—to supplement indices like the GDP or GNP and other measures of progress.
The work of the CG includes promoting cooperation and better coordination, and strategizing among key individuals and institutions that work on developing and using sustainable development indicators. The CGSDI secretariat at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in Winnipeg, Canada, supports discussion, networking and outreach activities. Discussion within the group is facilitated by an electronic mailing list open only to members.
Recent work of the CG includes:
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