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Material Flow Analysis: A tool to support environmental policy decision making. Case-studies on the city of Vienna and the Swiss lowlands

Hendriks, Carolyn; Obernosterer, Richard; Müller, Daniel; Kytzia, Susanne; Baccini, Peter; Brunner, Paul H.


This paper discusses the use of Material Flow Analysis (MFA) as a tool to support policy decision making in the field of resource and environmental management. In terms of policy, MFA can be used for early recognition, priority setting, to analyse and improve the effectiveness of measures and to design efficient material management strategies in view of sustainability. MFA has a high potential to be implemented as a guiding tool at the regional level, for example as part of a regional...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Local Environment
DOI: 10.1080/13549830050134257
Access Rights: Open Access


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