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Environmental Accounting in Theory and Practice : Economy & Environment - Kimio Uno

Environmental Accounting in Theory and Practice

Economy & Environment

By: Kimio Uno (Editor), Claude Bartelmus (Editor)

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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.

Preface
Overviewp. 3
Implementation of environmental accounting: towards an operational manualp. 13
Japan: the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA) - trial estimates and remaining issuesp. 35
Republic of Korea: SEEA pilot compilationp. 63
Philippines: Adaptation of the United Nations system of environmental accountingp. 77
Philippines: Environmental accounting as instrument of policyp. 95
USA: Integrated economic and environmental accounting: lessons from the IEESAp. 113
USA: Environmental protection activities and their consequencesp. 131
Netherlands: What's in a NAMEA? Recent resultsp. 143
Measuring Canada's natural wealth: why we need both physical and monetary accountsp. 159
Building physical accounts for Namibia: depletion of water, minerals, and fish stocks, and loss of biodiversityp. 171
Material and energy flow analysis in Germany: accounting framework, information system, applicationsp. 187
Material flow accounts indicating environmental pressure from economic sectorsp. 213
Land use accounting - pressure indicators for economic activitiesp. 229
Linking land cover, intensity of use and botanical diversity in an accounting framework in the UKp. 245
The value of nature - valuation and evaluation in environmental accountingp. 263
Environmental protection expenditure and its representation in national accountsp. 309
Valuing environment in developing countries: a challengep. 321
Greening the national accounts: valuation issues and policy usesp. 337
Modelling and accounting work in national and environmental accountsp. 355
Alternative resource and environmental accounting approaches and their contribution to policyp. 375
Multisectoral policy modelling for environmental analysisp. 395
Identifying research priorityp. 409
Referencesp. 421
Notes on contributorsp. 437
Indexp. 447
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ISBN: 9780792345596
ISBN-10: 0792345592
Series: Economy & Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 461
Published: 31st January 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.86