The United Nation's Division for Sustainable Development published a summary of trends in sustainable development with two sets of relevant indicators: 1) indicators for sustainable consumption and production and 2) indicators for chemicals, mining, transport, waste management.
Each set of indicators are published in one volume report, respectively.
1. Trends in sustainable consumption and production
1) Trends in Resource Use
2) Stresses on Ecosystems
3) Drivers of Changing Production and Consumption Patterns
4) Policy and Voluntary Responses
5) New Technologies and Finance
2. Trends in Chemicals, Mining, Transport, Waste Management
9) Waste Management
The database for these indicators can be found at
By the way, one figure I found interesting is this one. Authors say this figure shows us (generally; not absolutely) that resource- and energy-intensive activities are more and more concentrated in developing countries. (Ignore Canada in this case.)
Production-based emissions: all emissions produced within a nation’s border
Consumption-based emissions: all emissions resulting from consumption within a nation
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). (2010). Trends in Sustainable Development: Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production. New York, NY: United Nations Publication. [Full-text at http://j.mp/8XPhlE]
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). (2010). Trends in Sustainable Development: Chemicals, Mining, Transport, Waste Management. New York, NY: United Nations Publication. [Full-text at http://j.mp/bwL7cd]