This report includes the findings from the first phase of the Flagship Project on „Hotspots Analysis and Sustainability Information‟.
The ultimate aim of this Flagship Project is to produce:
- A common methodological framework and global guidance for sustainability hotspots analysis;
- A protocol for the appropriate use and communication of sustainability information derived from hotspots analysis; and,
- To evaluate and, if possible, implement a range of options to bring together the findings from existing hotspots studies to provide a richer, global picture of sustainability hotspots in the economy and society.
The primary focus of this project is to identify existing methodologies, tools and resources that can or could be applied at three scales or levels of detail, namely at the national, sectoral or product category-level. A secondary research objective is to seek to determine the potential use, adoption or adaptation of these methodologies by developing countries, emerging economies, SMEs or for use at the city-scale. The use of these methodologies at the organisational or project-level is out of the scope of this project.