The four-capital method of sustainable development evaluation

Ekins, P., Dresner, S. and Dahlstrom, K. 2008. The four-capital method of sustainable development evaluation. European Environment. 18 (2), pp. 63-80.

TitleThe four-capital method of sustainable development evaluation
AuthorsEkins, P., Dresner, S. and Dahlstrom, K.
Abstract

This paper is part of the special issue of European Environment devoted to the outputs of the EU SRDTOOLS project,1 which developed and applied a new model of regional sustainable development evaluation. The paper introduces the concept and framework of the four-capital model, which was used in the project. First it discusses some issues around sustainable development evaluation, before introducing the theory of the four-capital model. It then describes how indicators can be used to evaluate programmes such as those financed by the EU Structural Funds against criteria for sustainable regional development in terms of the four capitals. An ideal indicator set is listed in the appendix.

JournalEuropean Environment
Journal citation18 (2), pp. 63-80
ISSN0961-0405
YearMar 2008
PublisherWiley
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/eet.471
Publication dates
PublishedMar 2008

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