Category: Environmental Accounting

Environmental Accounting

Environmental Accounting

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Environmental Accounting is an important tool for understanding the role played by the natural environment in the economy. Environmental accounts provide data, which highlight both the contribution of natural resources to economic well-being, and the costs imposed by pollution or resource degradation. It refers to modification of the System of National Accounts to incorporate the use or depletion of natural resources.

This course will help you to understand the purposes of the System of National Accounts, the monitoring of the interaction between the economy and the environment by using indicators and descriptive statistics as a tool for strategic planning and policy analysis in order to identify more sustainable development paths and it will address the issues related to the full economic value of environmental resources or the role which they play in productive activity.

Course objective

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understanding what Environmental Accounts is
  • Analysis of the format of the economic accounts using the framework developed by United Nations Statistical Division (UNSTAT)
  • Identifying the environmental issues in conventional accounting
  • How to integrate conventional accounting and ecological accounting by using and developing eco-efficiency indicator

Course outline

  • What Environmental Accounting is – and is not. Why it matters. How is done
  • The purpose of managing environmental information
  • Environmental issues in conventional accounting
  • Ecological Accounting
  • Integration
  • The System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA) developed by the United Nations
  • System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water
  • Practical Case Studies

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