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Title of Initiative Indicators System for Environmental Planning
Lead Organization(s) National Planning Department, Colombia
Description of Goal Based on a modified Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conceptual structure, the system is intended to have geo-referenced information for a group of relevant variables in order to design environmental policy, to make investment plans, and to identify critical environmental problems to be attacked.
Geographic Scope National
Framework for Indicator Set Under a cooperation agreement with CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture), the following structure has been used: Pressure-State-Impact/Effect-Response-Management. This is based on the OECD model, but it was modified according to the particular needs of the National Planning Department.
Partners The institutions involved are: National Statistics Department (Danish), geographic institute (IGAC), institute for hydrology, meteorology and environment (IDEAM), and the regional entities responsible for environmental management at a decentralized level.
Progress to date/future areas of work
Timeframe The system is still under construction. Phase I began in December 1996 and is expected to end by December 1997.
Presentation of the information and indicators The information will be presented in a geographical information system, including information in several scales. The software will be Arcview.
Publications Adriaanse, A. Environmental Policy Performance Indicators. General of Environment of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Hague, The Netherlands, 1993. Bakkes, J. A., et al. An Overview of Environmental Indicators: State of the Art and Perspectives. Environment Assesment Technical Reports, RIVM in co-operation with The University of Cambridgeand, UNEP-RIVM, 1994. CEPAL. Organización de la Información y de los Datos Estadísticos en el Campo del Medio Ambiente: Propuestas Metodologicas. CEPAL, Santiago, Chile, 1994. CCME. A Framework for Developing Goals, Objectives and Indicators for Ecosystem Health: Tools for Ecosystem-Based Management. Water Quality Guidelines Task Group and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment, 1994. Chevalier S., et al. User's Guide to 40 Community Health Indicators. Community Health Division, Health and Welfare Canada, Ottawa, 1992. Camino R., de, and S. Muller. Sostenibilidad de la Agricultura y los Recursos Naturales: Bases para Establecer Indicadores. Proyecto IICA-GTZ sobre Agricultura, Recursos Naturales y Desarrollo Sostenible, Serie Documentos de Programas # 38, IICA, Costa Rica, 1993, 133 pp. DPCSD. Implementation Plan for CDS Work Programme on Indicators of Sustainable Development. United Nations, New York, 1995. EPA. Indicators Development Strategy. Environmental Monitoring Assessment Program, EMAP Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, EPA 620/R-94/022, 1994. _____. A Conceptual Framework to Support the Development and Use of Environmental Information for Decision-Making. Environmental Statistics and Information Division, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, EPA 230-R-95-012, 1995. Friends, A., and D. Raport. Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Environment Statistics: A Stress-Response Approach. Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 1979. Gallopín, G. "Agroecosystem Health: A Guiding Concepts for Agricultural Research?". In Proceedings of an International Workshop Agroecosystem Health. June 19, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1994, pp. 51-65. Hammond, A., et al. Environmental Indicators: A Systematic Approach to Measuring and Reporting on Environmental Policy Performance in the Context of Sustainable Development. World Resources Institute, Washington, D. C., 1995. Linares, C., D. Seligman, and D. Tunstall. Developing Urban Environmental Indicators in Third World Cities. Final Draft Report to USAID, Center for International Development and Environment at the World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington, D.C., 1992. McQueen, D., and H. Noack. "Health promotion Indicators: current status, issues and problems". In Health Prom. 3 (1988):117-225. Ministerio del Medio Ambiente. Plan Nacional de Desarrollo Ambiental, El Salto Social: Hacia el Desarrollo Humano Sostenible. Santafe de Bogota, 1995. Needham, R. (Editor). "Breaking the Barriers to Environmental Information". Paper presented at an Institute for Research on Environment and Economy Workshop, University of Otawa. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 20 (1992):2-3. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Environmental Indicators: A Preliminary Set. OECD, Paris, 1991. ______. OECD Core Set of Indicators for Environmental Performance Reviews. Environmental Monograph # 83, OCDE, Paris, 1993. O'Connor, J. "Coping with Complexity." Paper presented at 50th Session of ISI (International Statistical Institute), 21-29 August, 1995, Beijing, China, 1995. Ott, W., and H. Inhaber. "Discussion on Canadian Air Quality 1971-75". In Atmospheric Environment 13, no. 3 (1979): 428-429. Preston, E.M., and B.L. Bedford. "Evaluating cumulative effects on wetlands functions: A conceptual overview and generic framework". In Environmental Management 12, no. 5 (1988): 103-108. Rodemburg, E., D. Tunstall, and F. van Bolhuis. Environmental Indicators for Global Cooperation. Working Paper #1, Global Environmental Facility (GEF), UNDP/UNEP/The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1995. Rump, P. State of the Environment Source Book. Draft Report, RIVM-UNEP, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, 1995. The Scientific Committee on the Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). Indicators of Sustainable Development for Decision- Making. Report of the Workshop of Ghent, Published by the Federal Planning Office of Belgium, 1995. Swart, R., et al. Towards a Global Environmental Outlook: Integrated Global and Regional Environment Assessment. Discussion paper prepared for Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) International Expert Meeting (CIAT, Cali, Colombia), National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (the Netherlands)( RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands, 1995. TCA. Regional Workshop on the Definition of Criteria and Indicators for Sustainability of Amazonian Forests. Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonico, Tarapoto, Febrero 25, Peru, 1995. United Nations development Programme (UNDP). Human Development Report 1994. Oxford University Press, New York, 1994.. United Nations. A Framework for the Development of Environmental Statistics. Statistical Papers Series # 78, New York, 1984. United Nations Environment Programme- Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development (UNEP-DPCSD). The Role of Indicators in Decision - Making. Discussion Paper prepared by UNEP and DPCSD for the Indicators of Sustainable Development for Decision Making Workshop, 9-11 January, Ghent, Belgium, 1995. Winograd, M. Environmental Indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean: Toward Land-Use Sustainability. GASE in collaboration with Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture/German Agency for Technical Cooperation (IICA/GTZ), OAS and World Research Institute (WRI), Washington, D.C., 1995. _____. Marco Conceptual para el Desarrollo y Uso de Indicadores Ambientales y de Sustentabilidad para la Toma de Decisiones en Latinoamerica y el Caribe / Conceptual Framework to Develop and Use Environmental and Sustainability Indicators for Policy-Making in Latin America and the Caribbean. Position Paper, Proyecto CIAT/UNEP, CIAT, Cali, Colombia, 1995, 50 pp. _____. Capacidad Institutional para la Produccion y Analisis de Datos Ambientales en los Paises de America Latina y el Caribe / Institutional Environmental Data Acquisition and Analysis Capabilities and Capacities in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries. Working Paper, Proyecto CIAT/UNEP, CIAT, Cali, Colombia, 1995, 40 pp. Winograd M., F. Uribe, and J.C. Reynales. Marco Conceptual y Metodolgico para la definicion y uso de inidicadores ambientales en la Corporacion Autonoma Regional del Risaralada. Proyecto CARDER-CIAT, Cali, 1996. World Bank. Making Development Sustainable: From Concepts to Action. I. Serageldin and A. Steer (editors), ESD Occasional Paper Series # 2, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1994. _____. Monitoring Environmental Progress: A Report on Work in Progress. ESD Series, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1995.
Initiative Locations South America, Central America
Contact Person Olga Beatriz Fonseca
Title Consultant, Environmental Policy Office
Address Calle 26 # 13-19 Piso, 19 Bogota, Colombia
Fax Number (+571) 284-5842
Telephone Number (+571) 336-1600
Initiative Types Analytical Report
Public Access to Supporting Data no