Regional sustainability in Northern Australia -A quantitative assessment of social, economic and environmental impacts

Richard Wood, Stephen Garnett

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    This paper seeks to provide a picture of sustainability of the Northern Territory by analysing a number of sustainability indicators across indigenous status and remoteness class. The paper seeks to extend current socio-economic statistics and analysis by including environmental considerations in a 'triple bottom line' or 'sustainability assessment' approach. Further, a life-cycle approach is employed for a number of indicators so that both direct and indirect impacts are considered where applicable. Whereas urban populations are generally doing better against most quantitative economic and social indicators, environmental indicators show the opposite, reflecting the increasing market-based environmental impacts of urban populations. As we seek to value these environmental impacts appropriately, it would be beneficial to start incorporating these results in policy and planning. � 2010 Elsevier B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1877-1882
    Number of pages6
    JournalEcological Economics
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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