© 2012 – Routledge
242 pages | 43 B/W Illus.
National Accounting Matrices of Environmental Accounts (NAMEA) tables are used to analyze a range of environmental pressures and economic data resulting from consumption and production patterns – helping us gain a far better notion of the consequences of individuals’, households’ and firms’ actions for the world we live in. This book deals with the increasingly complex issues of hybrid environmental and economic accounts. The perspective of environmental accounting for the analysis of the relationships between the economic and environmental systems, especially regarding the satellite accounts like NAMEA, is relatively recent, and partly derives from the conceptual and applied deficits that have emerged during the setting up of green GDP or GNP measures as alternative measures of accounting.
NAMEA provides a comprehensive and integrated picture of the economic system in association with the environmental system (physical pressures such as emissions) by a sector classification. This book is an integrated collection of complementary papers that revolve around the issue of environment-economic accounting In the first part a historical background and empirical issues related to the NAMEA-type table definitions and estimations open the book, followed by some applications and analyses mainly applied to a sub-national level. The second part opens the window to international case studies for different EU countries and studies with methodological insights.
These policy-oriented, original works are primarily from an applied perspective, although theoretical aspects are also fully developed. The book should be of use to Environmental and Ecological economics students and researchers, as well as those studying the more general field of Environment studies.
Introduction Valeria Costantini, Massimiliano Mazzanti and Anna Montini Part 1: The Foundations of NAMEA and Recent Developments: Methods and Analysis 1. From Pioneer Work to Regulation and Beyond Angelica Tudini and Giusy Vetrella 2. The NAMEA: Methodological Questions and Historical Disputes - A Dutch Perspective Peter J. Stauvermann 3. Air Emissions in Italian Regions: The Role of Technological and Geographical Spillovers Valeria Costantini, Massimiliano Mazzanti and Anna Montini 4. Development and Use of a Regional NAMEA in Emilia Romagna (Italy) Elisa Bonazzi and Michele Sansoni 5. Feasibility and Uses of the NAMEA-Type Framework Applied at Local Level: Case Studies in North Western Italy Silvana Dalmazzone and Alessandra La Notte 6. Air Emissions and Displacement of Production: A Case Study for Italy, 1995-2007 Renato Marra Campanale and Aldo Femia Part 2: NAMEA and Input Output Frameworks: Integration, Analyses and Policy Issues in a European Perspective 7. Comparisons of the European Carbon Footprint (2000-2006) from Three Different Perspectives within a Multi Regional Framework: New Empirical Evidences Jose Rueda Cantuche 8. Aggregation Bias in ‘Consumption vs Production Perspective’ Comparisons: Evidence Using the Italian and Spanish NAMEAs Giovanni Marin, Massimiliano Mazzanti and Anna Montini 9. NAMEA and the Input-Output Framework: Sensitivity of Environmental Variables to Changes in the Production Structure Miguel Ángel Tarancón and Pablo Del Rio 10. Environmental Impacts of Generating Electricity by Substituting Lignite with Photovoltaic Technology: An Analysis Based on a NAMEA Table for the Greek Economy Anastasia Basina, Charalambos Economidis and Anthanasios Sfetsos 11. Index-Based Decomposition of SO2, NOx, CO and PM Emissions Stemming from Stationary Emission Sources in the Czech Republic over 1997-2007 Milan Sčaskný and Fusako Tscuchimoto