Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

Spring 2004


The ECE Indicators will be used to evaluate capabilities and effectiveness of environmental compliance and enforcement programs at national, regional, and international levels. They will also serve as a tool for communicating government actions to decision-makers and the general public and helping to identify training, technology, and funding resources. While the indicators will be scaled to accommodate needs of countries at varying levels of development, their ultimate aim is to achieve sustainable development goals through improved environmental governance on national, regional and global scales. This article provides background information on the project development process, describes progress to date, and concludes with potential future steps.