The United Nations Environment Program issued guidelines December 3 at the opening of a three-day international conference in Geneva on the development of green economy indicators to help countries write and implement policies to promote a green economy. The guidelines lay out a framework for the use of indicators in developing and tracking green economy policies. Indicators include climate change, ecosystem management, resource efficiency, chemicals and waste management, green investment, green fiscal reform, pricing externalities and valuing ecosystems, and green procurement.