Evaluation of the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicator Suite
As part of its regular program assessment, Environment Canada required a review of the indicators in its Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators suite to assess whether:
- the indicators remain appropriate and, if not, whether there are suggestions for suitable alternatives
- there is room for improvement of particular indicators and, if so, what are the improvements required
- the presentation of the indicators to the public is appropriate (i.e. understandable and relevant for Canadians)
- there is sufficient detail for more interested audiences (i.e., researchers, policy analysts) and, if not, what changes would be required to the presentations of the indicators.
As part of a review team, Midsummer Analytics reviewed each indicator in the CESI suite and prepared a report with our observations and recommendations for improvement. We participated in a teleconference with the other reviewers to present and discuss our findings and help Environment Canada come to an overall conclusion regarding the on-going suitability of the CESI indicator set.