Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Call for Abstracts: Sustainable Development Indicators Conference

I thought you might be interested in this conference:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We would like to announce the international conference EMAN 2009: Environmental Accounting and Sustainable Development Indicators which will be held on April 23-24, 2009 (Thursday-Friday) in Prague, the Czech Republic.

The conference has been included into the official program of Ministry of the Environment during the Czech Republic's presidency of the European Union. It is the 12th conference in the series of annual events promoted by the EMAN-EU network. It is also the 5th Conference organized by Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem on the theme of environmental accounting and sustainable development.

We are aiming to bring together around 250 experts, academics, statisticians and officials to discuss to promote awareness of sustainable development concepts and tools by using indicators and environmental accounting framework.

Come and get a perfect opportunity to spend a wonderful weekend in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic!

This year’s conference will be focused at Environmental Accounting and Sustainable Development Indicators both at micro and macro levels.

Micro Perspective
- Corporate sustainability accounting,
- Corporate sustainability accounting tools,
- Corporate sustainability reporting,
- Corporate sustainability reporting tools,
- Environmental accounting best practices,
- Environmental benefit accounting,
- Latest developments and trends in environmental management accounting.

Macro Perspective
- Accounting of ecosystem stocks and services,
- Accounting of environmental activities and transactions,
- Carbon accounting,
- Damages, externalities and welfare: valuation, accounting and indicators,
- Ecological footprint accounting,
- Land use and land cover accounting,
- Material and energy flow accounting,
- Measurement of de-coupling and EKC testing,
- Water Framework Directive consequences,
- Environmental modeling.

Dates and Deadlines
20. 10. 2008 Registration start and call for abstracts
31. 12. 2008 Deadline for abstracts submission
20. 01. 2009 Notification of paper acceptance
23. 03. 2009 Deadline for submission of full papers
15. 04. 2009 Deadline for registration

For more information please visit:
Register at:
Call for abstracts:

We are looking forward to see you in Prague!

On behalf of the organization committee:
Iva Ritschelova,
rector of Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem,
the Czech Republic.

Please direct your questions and suggestions to


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