Integrated assessments will be in growing demand as the best way to provide policy guidance on the major directions for future society. They will be needed for a variety of institutions at different levels of governance, from local to global. As the principles for integrated indicators of sustainability are worked out, they should be applicable at a variety of levels and adaptable to different contexts. The techniques for indicating the sustainability of processes and trends, irrespective of the goals of the entity being assessed, should be of general use in many integrated assessment processes, whereas many other indicators will be case-specific.
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