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System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012

Central Framework

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: April 2014
  • Page count: 376
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 12.XVII.12

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ISBN: 9789211615630
ISBN: 9789210559263

About the product

This publication is a statistical framework that provides a comprehensive, consistent, comparable and flexible set of environmental-economic accounts for policymaking, analysis and research purposes. Agenda 21 adopted at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, in Rio de Janeiro, called for the establishment of a “programme to develop national systems of integrated environmental and economic accounting in all countries”. More recently, the outcome document of the Rio+20 Conference reconfirmed that “integrated social, economic, and environmental data and information…is important to decision-making processes.” In response to the continued need for environmental and environmental-economic information, the UN Statistical Commission established the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting with the mandate to revise the System.