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Haberl, H; Fischer-Kowalski, M; Krausmann, F; Schandl, H; Weisz, H; Winiwarter, V.
(2002): Theoretical foundations of societal observation of sustainable development
BODENKULTUR. 2002; 53: 55-63.

We discuss theoretical issues related to sets of sustainability indicators. We propose that sustainable development can only be observed by analyzing the interrelation between socioeconomic and natural systems which have to be conceptualized as autopoietic and interacting systems. In order to be able to observe this interaction process between socioeconomic and natural systems, a set of sustainability indicators must, at least, comprise four different types of indicators: (1) socioeconomic driving forces, (2) pressures on the environment, (3) state of the environment and (4) feedbacks of environmental change on society. Society-nature Interrelations are conceptualized using two basic notions: (1) socioeconomic metabolism and (2) colonization of natural processes.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Fischer-Kowalski Marina
Haberl Helmut
Krausmann Fridolin
Winiwarter Verena
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