Assessment of some indicators within an impact

Lennart Folkeson
Ménouer Boughedaoui
Robert Joumard
Emilio Ortega Pérez
Patrik Wäger
Cristian Camusso
Cristina Pronello
Gerassimos Arapis
Konstantinos Karkalis
Thierry Goger
Mireille Chiron
Stavroula Dimopoulou

The chapter 5 'Assessment of some indicators within an impact' looks in detail at indicators for seven impacts on the environment: direct toxicity of air pollutants, natural habitat fragmentation, non-renewable resource use, loss of cultural heritage due to land take, noise as annoyance to humans, greenhouse effect, and waste. A review of potential indicators for each impact is undertaken using criteria and other elements provided in chapter 4 as a basic framework.



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