International Environmental Technology Centre 


Application of the Sustainability Assessment of Technologies Methodology: Guidance Manual, Nov 2012

Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) in the context of sustainability were highlighted within the Agenda 21 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. IETC accordingly initiated the development of the methodology for the Environmental Technology Assessment (EnTA). By further improving the EnTA methodology, IETC developed the Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT), which focuses on both the process and outcome.

This methodology has been extensively used in the field, and a guidance manual developed based on the feedback and requests from various stakeholders including policy makers and practitioners. This manual incorporates SAT methodology for both strategic and operational level assessments while enabling application on any or all scenarios in the context of sustainable socio-economic development.