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    Emissions of primary particulates — outlook from LRTAP

    This indicator tracks trends and presents projections in emissions of primary particulate PM10 and PM2,5.
    "PM10" means particulate matter which passes through a size-selective inlet with a 50 % efficiency cut-off at 10 mm aerodynamic diameter;
    "PM2,5" means particulate matter which passes through a size-selective inlet with a 50 % efficiency cut-off at 2,5mm aerodynamic diameter.

    Land cover distribution and change — outlook from MNP

    Land cover distribution and change is a modeled prediction of the distribution of land-cover types (tropical rain forest; desert; tundra; etc.) across the total world terrestrial area in 2050 based on different scenarios.

    Natural disasters linked to climate change

    Number of natural disasters that is assumed to be related with climate change as a consequence of global warming.
    (Implicit in European Communities (2010), 2009 Environment Policy Review, p 44,, available at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/pdf/policy/EPR_2009.pdf)

    Topsoil organic carbon content

    LUCAS Topsoil Module include data from 19,969 samples from 25 Member States. Samples have been analysed for the percentage of coarse fragments, particle size distribution (% clay, silt and sand content), pH (in CaCl2 and H2O), organic carbon (g/kg), carbonate content (g/kg), phosphorous content (mg/kg)

    Desire to be Employed

    The indicator measures the level of willingness to be employed in percentage.
    http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#
    (Date of retrieval: 2 February 2015)

    Deterioration of Personal Situation Compared to the Past

    A subjective judgement of a person, who thinks/feels that his personal situation is becoming progressively worse than it was in the past

    Fresh Water Resources

    Internal flow and actual external inflow of surface and groundwater in millions of cubic metres per thousands inhabitants.

    Perceived Overqualification

    The indicator measures what percentage of population think that their qualifications are higher than required to perform their professional duties
    http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#
    (Date of retrieval: 2 February 2014)

    Satisfied with Working Times

    The indicator shows the percentage of employed persons satified with working time

    Sex Ratio of Educational Attainment at Tertiary Level

    The proportional distribution of the sexes in educational attainment at tertiary level, expressed as the ratio of females and males

    Sex Ratio of Educational Attainment at Upper Secondary Level

    The proportional distribution of the sexes in educational attainment at Upper Secondary Level, expressed as the ratio of males and females

    http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#
    (Date or retrieval: 2 February 2015)

    Subjective High Opportunities for Advancement

    Percentage of employed persons who "strongly agree" or "agree" to the statement "My opportunities for advancement are high"
    http://www.gesis.org/fileadmin/upload/dienstleistung/daten/soz_indikator...
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Wage Differentials of Female and Male Employees

    "Ratio of the average gross hourly earnings of female and male manual workers in the manufacturing industry."

    Social Indicators Monitor (SIMon), http://gesis-simon.de/simon_eusi/index.php#

    Environmental Performance Index

    Environmental Performance Index is an indicator that measures environmental performance compared to two main objectives: Environmental Health and Ecosystem Vitality. Environmental Health measures the protection of human health from environmental harm. Ecosystem Vitality measures ecosystem protection and resource management. These two objectives are further divided into nine issue categories that span high-priority environmental policy issues, including air quality, forests, fisheries, and climate and energy, among others.

    Environmental Sustainability Index

    The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 146 countries. The index provides a composite profile of national environmental stewardship based on a compilation of 21 indicators derived from 76 underlying data sets.

    Human Sustainable Development Index

    In addition to the other three components (health, education, GDP) of the Human Development Index (HDI) carbon emissions per capita is considered for this indicator to measure human development.

    Index of Social Health

    "The Index of Social Health [...] monitors the social well-being of American society. [...] The Index of Social Health is based on sixteen social indicators. These are: infant mortality, child abuse, child poverty, teenage suicide, teenage drug abuse, high school dropouts, unemployment, weekly wages, health insurance coverage, poverty among the elderly, out-of-pocket health-care costs among the elderly, homicides, alcohol-related traffic fatalities, food insecurity, affordable housing, and income inequality."

    Domestic Extraction (used/unused/total)

    The indicator measures the flows of raw materials extracted or harvested from the environment.
    The sub-cathegory ‘unused extraction’ refers to materials that are not economically used for further processing (e.g.unused residuals of biomass extraction).

    Human Rights

    Human rights refer to the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 and reaffirmed by UN member states many times since, outlines in detail the basic freedoms to which every person is entitled
    http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Educational Attainment at Upper Secondary Level

    Percentage of population with high school (or equivalent) diplomas

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