Expert Group "The economics of environment and resource use" - Papers
Paul Ekins and Joachim H. Spangenberg – January 2013
The Resource Efficiency Roadmap (COM(2011)571) foresees a set of indicators to measure progress towards a more resource efficient Europe. In October 2012 the Commission presented a draft Scoreboard of indicators in the consultation paper 'Options for Resource Efficiency Indicators'. In addition to key indicators on material, land, water and carbon, this draft Scoreboard includes indicators that reflect the main issues of resource efficiency.
This paper states that because resource efficiency aims to improve both economic performance and the use of resources and the environment, the Scoreboard as a whole should show the relationship between economic performance, resource use, and environmental impact. The authors further suggest ways to cater for the breadth of environmental, economic, and social issues related to resource efficiency.