Green Accounting in Europe — Four case studies

  • Anil Markandya
  • Marcella Pavan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Synthesis Report

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anil Markandya, Marcella Pavan
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    3. Anil Markandya, Marcella Pavan
      Pages 18-34
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      Pages 119-126
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      Pages 127-129
  3. Dutch Case Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Anil Markandya, Marcella Pavan
      Pages 133-138
    3. Anil Markandya, Marcella Pavan
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About this book

Introduction

Conventional economic accounts, which measure Gross National Product (GNP)and related indicators of national performance, do not fully allow for the damages caused to the environment in the course of producing and consuming goods and services. Nor do they fully account for the fact that some resources are being depleted in achieving the living standards that we enjoy today. This failure is important, because policy-makers are guided by the changes in macroeconomic indicators such as GNP. Moreover such indicators are not a good guide to the sustainability of present practices of consumption and production.
This book provides practical estimates of one key area of neglect in the present national accounts - the measurement of environmental damages. The book sets out the methodology for making such estimates and then applies it to data from four countries: Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and the UK. The results show what can be achieved in the way of consistent damage estimates and what the key problems are.

Keywords

environment production sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Anil Markandya
    • 1
  • Marcella Pavan
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BathBathUK
  2. 2.Fondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4597-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5600-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4597-8
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