This section is divided into three main pillars: 1. Environmental indicators, 2. Economic indicators, 3. Social indicators. In order to give a comprehensive overview of all the projects, the Green Growth Community has established two main criteria:

1. The possibility to give qualitative feedback, when quantitative information is not available. This has been determined to gather data from projects that differ each other in terms of sector, tools and goals.
2. Two main timeframes: the first is a short-term framework, and the second a medium/long-term framework, allowing all the projects to identify secondary impacts that can be achieved only after the end of the project.

The qualitative feedbacks provided by Modular Projects have been gathered using a weighted sum for each indicator, where the weights are assigned as below:

  • 1 for the impact considered as LOW
  • 2.5 for the impact considered as MEDIUM
  • 5 for the impact considered as HIGH

Considering the maximum potential impact of the GG Community as 100%, the actual impacts for each indicator are expressed as percentage, representing the Green Growth Indexes.

Environment

These indicators monitor the efficient use and management of natural resources and the adoption of tools for sustainable production and consumption.

Environmental sustainability

These indicators measure the projects’ contribution to different aspects of environmental sustainability including the use of natural resources, climate change, energy management, and waste prevention.

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Adoption of tools for sustainable production and consumption

These indicators estimate the projects’ impact on the adoption of different tools such as environmental technologies, product certification, environmental management, and green public procurement.

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Economy

These indicators monitor new green jobs and innovation activities created in the framework of the Modular Projects.

Green jobs and innovation activities

These indicators assess the projects’ contribution to the creation of jobs, new activities, and innovation.

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Society

These indicators monitor social inclusion progress, initiatives developed to spread green culture through awareness-raising campaigns, stakeholders’ involvement, training, and sustainable management of projects.

Social Inclusion

Social inclusion indicators monitor the projects’ impact in terms of: income, reduction of economic inequalities, improvement of health conditions, improved access to education, inclusion of disadvantaged groups.

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Green culture

Green culture indicators measure the projects’ contribution to information and awareness-raising activities, stakeholder involvement, training, and green management.

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Conclusions

The information provided by Modular Projects demonstrates that their impact in the three main domains of green growth – society, environment and economy – is positive during the projects’ lifetime and it is generally maintained in the medium and long term. This is especially true for economic and environmental indicators.

A detailed and comprehensive report of the projects’ impact in the three domains is available here.