1st Edition

Green Accounting

Edited By Peter Bartelmus, E.K. Seifert Copyright 2003

    This title was first published in 2003. Our cherished economic indicators of income, product, consumption and capital fail in taking a long-term view of social progress. They do not account for environmental deterioration, which impairs the quality of life of present and future generations, and hence the sustainability of development. "Greening" the conventional national (and corporate) accounts introduces environmental impacts and costs into these accounts and balances. The result is a new compass for steering the economy towards sustainability, which may change not only our main measures of economic performance but also the basic tenets of environmental and resource policies. This book presents methodological advances and case studies of environmental accounting, and discusses their use in environmental management and policies. In their introduction, the editors provide a critical perspective of historical developments and current debates.

    1: Taking Environment into Account: A Historical Perspective; 1: The ‘Third Edition’ of the TABLEAU ÉCONOMIQUE; 2: Environmental disruption: General issues and methodological problems *; 3: Is Growth Obsolete?; 2: Physical Accounts: Assessing the Biophysical Base of the Economy; 4: Energy Analysis and Economic Valuation *; 5: Environment Statistics; 6: Material flow analysis; 7: Towardsan ccological-cconomic accounting of the provision-transformation-restitution cycle; 8: Emergy Evaluation of the Biosphere and Natural Capital; 3: Greening the National Accounts; 9: Integrated Environmental And Economic Accounting: Framework For A Sna Satellite System; 10: USA: Integrated economic and environmental accounting: lessons from the IEESA; 11: Republic of Korea: SEEA pilot compilation; 12: Taking The Environment Into Account: The Namea Approach; 4: Corporate Environmental Accounting; 13: The Corporate Environmental Accounting System: A Management Tool For Fighting Environmental Degradation *; 14: Accounting For Eco-Efficiency; 15: The KUNERT Group of Companies Worldwide at a Glance:; 16: Environmental cost accounting and auditing; 5: Policy Use and Analysis; 17: National Accounts and Environmental Resources; 18: Environmental Repercussions And The Economic Structure: An Input-Output Approach; 19: GREEned National STAtistical and Modelling Procedures: the GREENSTAMP approach to the calculation of environmentally adjusted national income figures; 20: Whither economics? From optimality to sustainability? *


    Peter Bartelmus, E.K. Seifert