Liechtenstein has performed better in sustainable development in 2016 than in the previous year. Alongside energy and the climate, the country's economy rated positively.
The Office of Statistics (AS) has presented this year's ranking of indictors of sustainable development. It included a total of 55 indicators, with 32 rating positively this year. Divided into ten topic areas, the results revealed a development towards sustainability in living conditions, health, the economy, energy and the climate.
In the economy field, the indicatorsfor gross national income per inhabitant and the fiscal quote for public households improved. In terms of energy and the climate, energy usage ranked more favourably.
However, ten indicators came out negatively - meaning the country is moving away from sustainability in these fields. 13 indicators were neutral. The overall view was more negative the previous year: of the 55 indicators, 31 were positive, 13 negative and 11 neutral.
According to the Brundtland Report of 1987, a sustainable development is one that can cover the needs of the current generation without reducing opportunities for future generations to meet their needs. The Liechtenstein indicators system is designed to support improved comparability with the Swiss and European systems.