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Business and National Accounting for Natural Capital—Toward Improved Understanding and Alignment

Vardon, Michael; Birt, Jacqueline; Ingram, Jane Carter


This chapter provides a brief introduction to the natural capital accounting (NCA) undertaken by governments and business with the aim of improving the understanding and alignment of these two distinct accounting communities. Both communities have long accounting traditions, which have evolved over the last few decades to include natural capital and the impacts of economic activity on the environment. While many of the concepts and formats used are similar, the scale, terminology, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
Access Rights: Open Access


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