Environmental Accounting in Theory and Practice

Environmental Accounting in Theory and Practice

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Policy failures in environment and development have been blamed on frag- mented and eclectic policies and strategies. The 1992 United Nations Con- ference on Environment and Development, the 'Earth Summit' in Rio de Janeiro, called therefore for an integrated approach in planning and policy making to achieve long-term sustainable growth and development. The Con- ference also recognized in its action plan, the Agenda 21, that integrated poli- cies need to be supported by integrated information, notably requiring the implementation of integrated environmental and economic accounting by its member States. During the preparations for the Rio Summit, scientists and practitioners of national accounting met in a Special Conference on Environmental Account- ing, organized by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) in Baden, Austria. Their aim was to explore the need for and methodologies of adjusting national accounts for environmental reasons. National accountants had faced mounting criticism that conventional accounting neglected new scarcities in natural capital, as well as the social cost of environmental degradation. The result of their deliberations was a draft manual, later issued by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) as a handbook of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 461 pages
  • 166.6 x 246.6 x 29mm | 861.84g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • X, 461 p.
  • 0792345592
  • 9780792345596

Table of contents

Preface. Part I: Introduction. 1. Overview; P. Bartelmus. 2. Implementation of Environmental Accounting: Towards an Operational Manual; A. Alfieri, P. Bartelmus. Part II: Country Experiences. 3. JAPAN: The System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA) - Trial Estimates and Remaining Issues; K. Oda, et al. 4. REPUBLIC OF KOREA: SEEA Pilot Compilation; Seung-Woo Kim, et al. 5. PHILIPPINES: Adaptation of the United Nations System of Environmental Accounting; E.V. Domingo. 6. PHILIPPINES: Environmental Accounting as Instrument of Policy; M.S. Delos Angeles, H.M. Peskin. 7. USA: Integrated Economic and Environmental Accounts - Lessons Learned; J.S. Landefeld, S. Howell. 8. USA: Environmental Protection Activities and their Consequences; D.V. Nestor, C.A. Pasurka Jr. 9. NETHERLANDS: What's in a NAMEA? Recent Results; S.J. Keuning, M. de Haan. Part III: Physical and Spatial Accounting. 10. Measuring Canada's Natural Wealth: Why We Need both Physical and Monetary Accounts; A. Born. 11. Building Physical Accounts for Namibia: Depletion of Water, Minerals, and Fish Stock and Loss of Biodiversity; G.-M. Lange. 12. Material and Energy Flow Analysis in Germany: Accounting Framework, Information System, Applications; W. Radermacher, C. Stahmer. 13. Material Flow Accounts Indicating Environmental Pressure from Economic Sectors; S. Bringezu, et al. 14. Land Use Accounting - Pressure Indicators for Economic Activities; W. Radermacher. 15. Linking Land Cover, Intensity of Use and Botanical Diversity in an Accounting Framework in the UK; A. Stott. Part IV: Concepts, Methods and Analysis. 16. The Value of Nature-Valuation and Evaluation in Environmental Accounting; P. Bartelmus. 17. Environmental Protection Expenditure and its Representation in National Accounts; A. Steurer, et al. 18. Valuation for Developing Countries: A Challenge; J. Parikh, K.S. Parikh. 19. Greening the National Accounts: Valuation Issues and Policy Uses; M. Ward, K. Hamilton. 20. Modelling and Accounting Work in National Accounts; A. Vanoli. 21. Alternative Resource and Environmental Accounting Concepts and their Contribution to Policy; H.M. Peskin. 22. Modelling Towards Eco Domestic Product; B. Meyer, G. Ewerhart. Part V: Identifying Research Priority. 23. Identifying Research Priorities; K. Uno. References. Contributors. Index.
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