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Previous Sustainable Development Indicators

In Choosing our Future: Scotland's Sustainable Development Strategy, published in December 2005, there was a commitment to develop a broad set of indicators that capture the different dimensions of sustainable development reflecting social and environmental as well as economic goals. This indicator set was published in June 2006 following discussion with key partners and stakeholders. A time series for each indicator is given below, as at February 2009.

Sustainable Development Indicators at February 2009

Sustainable Development Indicators Background Notes

A note on the development of the Choosing our Future indicator set, setting out how the indicator set builds on the previous indicator set Meeting the Needs and more closely aligns the indicators to the outcomes in Choosing our Future and the UK framework was made available in the document below.

Prior to this the Executive had been reporting annually against a balanced set of indicators in Meeting the Needs.