Karsten Neuhoff, Simone Cooper, Tim Laing, Sarah Lester, Adam Rysanek
Indicator Choices and Tradeoffs: Facilitating the Success of International Climate Policies and Projects
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Abstract: To inform the question of whether current monitoring and reporting structure under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) can effectively support successful implementation of actions and cooperation., this paper surveys the literature on the use of indicators; including debates on metrics that are covered in international development, public administration and governance, energy and climate policy, and science and technology innovation sectors. This literature highlights the usefulness of indicators as a monitoring tool and discusses their design and implementation. To further facilitate cross-sector comparison, we have conducted a survey of indicator users.
Keywords: Indicators, metrics, international development, monitoring