Commission presents green indicators in push to move beyond GDP

The European Commission aims to monitor environmental progress through 26 ‘headline indicators’ ranging from nitrates in groundwater to the share of buses and trains in transport, it announced on Tuesday.

by Simon Pickstone
Blanket bog being restored on Ireland's west coast. Soil quality, water pollution and natural carbon sinks are among the indicators adopted by the Commission. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Blanket bog being restored on Ireland's west coast. Soil quality, water pollution and natural carbon sinks are among the indicators adopted by the Commission. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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