Session chairs: Mike Elliott (UK)Jake Rice (Canada)Markus Krebsz (UK/Germany)
Session B focuses on the use of key indicators to evaluate performance and effectiveness of specific measures and strategies to achieve SDG 14 targets.
Much science has been devoted to indicators in relation to sustainability from an ecological, social, economic and institutional perspective. A broad range of indicators have been developed for monitoring, assessing as well as understanding ecosystem status and impacts of human activities. From a management perspective, however, the intended use of indicators is to assess the performance and effectiveness of management system in achieving objectives, to inform rule-based decision-making and, ultimately, to improve the implementation of existing legislation and to justify the need for new legislation.