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8 Workshop Synopsis
Pages 53-54

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... For example, indicators are increasingly integrative and indicator systems better help decision makers understand trade-offs and gain a fuller understanding of coupled social-environmental systems. In many research areas, however, there is a drive to create new indicators while not giving enough attention to how indicators relate to other indicators.
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... Regardless of the sustainability topic, participants said that indicator and model development efforts need to be done in the context of a sustainability framework focused on people, equity, and long-term thinking. Although many participants provided examples of progress made on sustainability indicators and metrics, models for supporting decision making, and opportunities to inform decision making, there were many remaining research gaps identified that would need to be filled in order to address the range of needs and opportunities related to sustainability.

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