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Regional sustainability in Northern Australia - A quantitative assessment of social, economic and environmental impacts

Wood, Richard and Garnett, Stephen (2010). Regional sustainability in Northern Australia - A quantitative assessment of social, economic and environmental impacts. Ecological Economics,69(9):1877-1882.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 81704288xPUB483
Title Regional sustainability in Northern Australia - A quantitative assessment of social, economic and environmental impacts
Author Wood, Richard
Garnett, Stephen
Journal Name Ecological Economics
Publication Date 2010
Volume Number 69
Issue Number 9
ISSN 0921-8009   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-77955556578
Start Page 1877
End Page 1882
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract This paper seeks to provide a picture of sustainability of the Northern Territory by analysing a number of sustainability indicators across indigenous status and remoteness class. The paper seeks to extend current socio-economic statistics and analysis by including environmental considerations in a ‘triple bottom line’ or ‘sustainability assessment’ approach. Further, a life-cycle approach is employed for a number of indicators so that both direct and indirect impacts are considered where applicable. Whereas urban populations are generally doing better against most quantitative economic and social indicators, environmental indicators show the opposite, reflecting the increasing market-based environmental impacts of urban populations. As we seek to value these environmental impacts appropriately, it would be beneficial to start incorporating these results in policy and planning.
Keywords Sustainability
Indigenous
Australia
Indicators
Triple bottom line
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.05.006   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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