MONET Indicator System (Switzerland)

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Is Switzerland on the road to sustainable development? The MONET system is an effort to answer this question on the basis of indicators. MONET uses 17 key indicators to measure progress towards sustainability. MONET is a joint activity of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In order to determine whether or not Switzerland is on the path to sustainability, we must ask ourselves four important questions: •Meeting needs – How well do we live? •Fairness – How well are resources distributed? •Preservation of resources – What are we leaving behind for our children? •Decoupling – How efficiently are we using our natural resources?