In April 2002, the German Federal Government published its national strategy for sustainable development, entitled “Perspektiven für Deutschland” (Perspectives for Germany). The strategy’s core element consists of 21 indicators. The purpose of the indicators is to monitor the sustainability of the economy, the environment and the society. The first progress report was published in 2004. The Federal Statistical Office was entrusted by the Federal Government with the task of preparing the present Indicator Report 2006.
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