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Accounting for the Material Stock of Nations

Fishman, Tomer; Schandl, Heinz; Tanikawa, Hiroki; Walker, Paul A; Krausmann, Fridolin


National material stock (MS) accounts have been a neglected field of analysis in industrial ecology, possibly because of the difficulty in establishing such accounts. In this research, we propose a novel method to model national MS based on historical material flow data. This enables us to avoid the laborious data work involved with bottom-up accounts for stocks and to arrive at plausible levels of stock accumulation for nations. We apply the method for the United States and Japan to establish...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Industrial Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12114


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