Environmental Accounting in Theory and Practice

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K. Uno, Peter Bartelmus
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 31, 1998 - Business & Economics - 459 pages
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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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Contents

Overview
3
Implementation of environmental accounting towards an operational manual
13
COUNTRY EXPERIENCES
33
Japan the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting SEEA trial estimates and remaining issues
35
Republic of Korea SEEA pilot compilation
63
Philippines Adaptation of the United Nations system of environmental accounting
77
Philippines Environmental accounting as instrument of policy
95
USA Integrated economic and environmental accounting lessons from the IEESA
113
Linking land cover intensity of use and botanical diversity in an accounting framework in the UK
245
CONCEPTS METHODS AND ANALYSIS
261
The value of nature valuation and evaluation in environmental accounting
263
Environmental Protection Expenditure and its Representation in National Accounts
309
Valuing environment in developing countries a challenge
321
Greening the national accounts valuation issues and policy uses
337
Modelling and accounting work in national and environmental accounts
355
Alternative resource and environmental accounting approaches and their contribution to policy
375

USA Environmental protection activities and their consequences
131
Netherlands Whats in a NAMEA? Recent results
143
PHYSICAL AND SPATIAL ACCOUNTING
157
Measuring Canadas natural wealth why we need both physical and monetary accounts
159
Building physical resource accounts for Namibia depletion of water minerals and fish stocks and loss of biodiversity
171
Material and energy flow analysis in Germany accounting framework information system applications
187
Material flow accounts indicating environmental pressure from economic sectors
213
Land use accounting pressure indicators for economic activities
229
Multisectoral policy modelling for environmental analysis
395
IDENTIFYING RESEARCH PRIORITY
407
Identifying research priority
409
References
421
Notes on Contributors
437
Index
447
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Page 435 - US Water Resources Council. 1979. Procedures for Evaluation of National Economic Development (NED) Benefits and Costs in Water Resources Planning (Level c).
Page 426 - Single European Standard Statistical Classification of Environmental Protection Activities and Facilities as well as the European System for the Collection of Economic Information on the Environment ¡SERRIE), implemented by the European Union.

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