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Sustainable development indicators in your pocket 2009

This booklet presents and assesses the indicators - measures of everyday concerns to review progress on sustainable development.

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The UK Government Sustainable Development Strategy, Securing the future, was launched by the Prime Minister in March 2005, and builds on the 1999 strategy, A better quality of life. It sets out the goal of sustainable development as enabling all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life, without compromising the quality of life of future generations.

The Strategy outlined 68 indicators through which to review progress, along with other evidence, in four priority areas:

  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Climate change and energy
  • Protecting natural resources and enhancing the environment
  • Creating sustainable communities and a fairer world

This National Statistics booklet presents and assesses the indicators - measures of everyday concerns including health, housing, jobs, crime, education and our environment.

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