Environmental Accounting in Theory and Practice

  • Kimio Uno
  • Peter Bartelmus

Part of the Economy & Environment book series (ECEN, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Bartelmus
      Pages 3-12
    3. Alessandra Alfieri, Peter Bartelmus
      Pages 13-32
  3. Country experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Seung-Woo Kim, Jan Van Tongeren, Alessandra Alfieri
      Pages 63-76
    3. Marian S. Delos Angeles, Henry M. Peskin
      Pages 95-111
    4. J. Steven Landefeld, Stephanie L. Howell
      Pages 113-129
    5. Deborah Vaughn Nestor, Carl A. Pasurka Jr.
      Pages 131-142
    6. Steven J. Keuning, Mark De Haan
      Pages 143-156
  4. Physical and spatial accounting

  5. Concepts, Methods and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) biodiversity environment environmental protection sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Kimio Uno
    • 1
  • Peter Bartelmus
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Policy ManagementKeio University at SFCFujisawaJapan
  2. 2.Environment and Energy Statistics BranchUnited Nations Statistics DivisionNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1433-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4851-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1433-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1019
  • About this book