environmental accounting Articles

  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address environmental concerns have broadened our expectations of what water and waste water treatment should deliver. This report considers three pieces of EU ...

  • Green accounting: a conceptual framework

    Awareness of environmental limits has led to a proliferation of accounting methodologies designed to measure the impact of human activity on the earth's ecological systems and resources. Such methodologies can be collectively described as green accounting, and categorised in three different ways; first, by whose actions are being accounted for; second, by the time period being considered; third, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land cover accounting

    The method of land cover accounting described in this paper has been applied in the Czech Republic. Land cover data have been obtained from the CORINE Land Cover national database produced in the early 1990s. Similarly, satellite images from the late 1970s were used to get another database for change detection. Coefficients estimating the contribution of every land cover category to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Striking the Balance: Ownership and accountability in social and environmental safeguards

    Many governments around the world have put in place systems to help ensure that investments in changes such as infrastructure projects, government programs or new national laws do not bring undue harm to their citizens or environment. The effectiveness of these systems in successfully preventing negative impacts varies widely. Developing countries tend to have a particularly difficult time ...

  • Environmental compliance enforcement from the government accountability office

    This article presents the testimony before the Committee on the Environment and Public Works in the U.S. Senate about the EPA's effort to improve and make more consistent it's compliance and enforcement activities. Why GAO Did This Study The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces the nation’s environmental laws and regulations through its Office of Enforcement and ...

  • Environmental Accountability: Keeping Pace with the Evolving Role of Responsible

    Over the past ten years or so, stakeholders involved the areas of environment, health, and safety (EHS) have witnessed an explosion of voluntary environmental leadership programs of one form or another. The growth of voluntary programs (along with related new approaches intended to enhance environmental protection and workplace safety) reflects the complexity of EHS issues today, the high ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Carbon accounting software solution

    Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace.  With approximately 175,000 employees across 70 countries, Fujitsu is one of the world’s largest IT service providers. In 2008 Fujitsu announced an ambition to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 million tonnes by 2020 through environmental innovation.  In addition, the company has committed to becoming an industry ...


    By Greenstone

  • Material flow accounting of Spain

    Material throughput is a means of measuring the so-called social metabolism, or physical dimensions of a society's consumption, and can be taken as an indirect and approximate indicator of sustainability. Material flow accounting can be used to test the dematerialisation hypothesis, the idea that technological progress causes a decrease in total material used (strong dematerialisation) or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Environmental management accounting and environmental management in manufacturing industries in Uganda

    Given the importance of the environment and the attention environmental issues are currently receiving from public and private organisations, it has become crucial for especially manufacturing industries, to consider the impact of their activities on the environment. This study aims at finding out what actions, if any, manufacturing industries in Uganda are taking to enhance effective ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Land accounts for Europe 1990-2000

    Changes in land cover in Europe reflect modifications in the uses of land, which often compete for the same resource: development of artificial surfaces for housing, transport and economic activities; intensification or extensification of agriculture practices; conversion of natural land to agriculture or farmland abandonment; afforestation or deforestation. Accounting for land cover change in a ...

  • Water-flow accounts as part of material and energy-flow accounts in Germany

    This paper [1] describes the concepts, data sources and methods of the water-flow accounts of the Federal Statistical Office as a part of the German material and energy-flow accounts [2]. The water flow accounting system represents in physical units the water flows, caused by economic activities, from nature to the economic system (raw materials), within the economic system, and from the economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Personal Account: Stanford Geothermal Workshop

    AltaRock Energy’s Matt Uddenberg accompanied a group of staff to this year’s Stanford Geothermal Conference, where AltaRock’s Susan Petty and Trenton Cladouhos gave a presentation on the Newberry EGS Demonstration. This was Matt’s first experience with the workshop, so we asked him to ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • Natural resources and environmental accounting in the Czech Republic: an overview of methodology and results

    This paper describes the main features of the study "Natural Resources and Environmental Accounting in the Czech Republic" (NREACR), carried out under the Phare programme during 1998—1999. Within the project, five major methodological areas were specified: NAMEA-type accounting; land cover/land use (LC/LU) accounting; abatement cost curves (air—energy, transport and industry; water—agriculture, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Yorkshire Water Develops Environmental Profit and Loss Account Case Study

    The EP&L was created in partnership with Trucost, the global leader in natural capital valuation. By putting a monetary value on positive and negative environmental impacts, companies can better manage the challenges posed by climate change, resource scarcity and a growing population. Yorkshire Water wanted to investigate the potential of natural capital valuation to deliver insights for its ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Environmental Kuznets Curves for Greenhouse Gas emissions. Evidence from Italy using National Accounts Matrix including Environmental Accounts and provincial panel data

    This article provides a new empirical evidence on delinking and Environmental Kuznets Curves (EKC) for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in Italy. Two panel datasets ? sector disaggregated National Accounts Matrix including Environmental Accounts emissions (1990?2001) and geographically disaggregated emissions at provincial level (1990?2000) ? are analysed. We find mixed evidence supporting the EKC ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Accounting for climate impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act

    In 2007, the California Legislature passed S.B. 97, requiring the Office of Planning and Research to promulgate guidelines under the California Environmental Quality Act by July 2009 for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and their effects. Until the new guidelines are released, however, developers and agencies must determine how to measure whether a project's impact on climate change is ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Measuring solid waste eco-efficiency performance through environmental accounting

    Planning and implementation of eco-efficient practices require different information measured both in financial and non-financial units. Indeed, eco-efficiency strategies, by definition, require this type of information to simultaneously confirm the reduction of the total amount of solid waste production and the improvement in organizations' added value. However, current solid waste accounting ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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