Peter L.P. Bartelmus Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Peter L.P. Bartelmus

Prof. Dr.
Bergische Universit├Ąt Wuppertal

Peter Bartelmus is an honorary professor of the Wuppertal University and has been teaching environmental economics in Wuppertal and Columbia universities. At the United Nations, he developed international systems of environmental statistics and accounting, which he promoted at the Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Energy and Environment. His publications advance concepts and methods of green accounting and environmental economics.

Biography

Peter Bartelmus holds a doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. He is an honorary professor of the Bergische Universit├Ąt Wuppertal (Germany) and has been teaching economics of sustainable development at Wuppertal and Columbia universities. At the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi and the UN headquarters in New York, he developed international systems of environmental statistics and accounting. As director of the environment division of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy he sought to combine environmental and ecological economics in measurement and theory. His publications advanced new concepts and methods on green accounting and environmental economics. A new book  Prosperity, Nature and Wellbeing: What Do the Indicators Tell Us? has now been published in 2018.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Environmental economics, sustainability of economic growth and development, environment statistics, environmental-economic accounting

Personal Interests

    Literature, sports (windsurfing, skiing), travel and hiking

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Sustainability Economics: Bartelmus - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

S. Bell and  S. Morse (eds), Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators and Indices, Routledge 2018

Green accounting: balancing environment and economy


Published: May 26, 2018 by S. Bell and S. Morse (eds), Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators and Indices, Routledge 2018
Authors: P. Bartelmus

The greening of the national accounts, as suggested by the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting, corrects the accounting indicators for hitherto ignored environmental costs. Internalizing these costs into the budgets of households and enterprises and into environmental-economic policies would ground the integration of environmental and economic policies on facts rather than rhetoric.

Environmental Development 14, 2015, 53-62

How bad is climate change?


Published: Jun 04, 2015 by Environmental Development 14, 2015, 53-62
Authors: P. Bartelmus

Environmentalists predict catastrophic global warming. They fail to show the overall impact on human needs and wellbeing. Environmental economists model future costs and benefits of climate change. The wide range of their estimates prevents assessing the significance of climate change. Integrated environmental-economic accounts can measure the economic costs of climate change during a past accounting period. Climate policy rather than politics could be the result.