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The accounting push and the policy pull: balancing environment and economic decisions

Vardon, Michael; Burnett, Peter; Dovers, Stephen


The use of information in environmental and economic policy has been a theme for over 100 years but standards for integrating environmental and economic information were not adopted until 2012, through the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). For 20 years the technical ‘push’ to develop accounts proceeded largely independently of the ‘pull’ from the intended or likely end-users of accounts. Consequently governments have little knowledge of the accounting or how it might be used....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.01.021


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