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Abstract

This paper proposes a method to address the matter of how production processes can singly contribute to the damage caused to the environment by a complex economy as well as the reactions on the economy to be expected because of protective actions.
To this purpose, Input-Output matrices related to human activities, ranked in economic activity classes with a relevant impact on the environment, can be a valid instrument and are briefly discussed here. According to the Leontief's studies in the 1970s, the cost of an environmental damage can be quantified from the costs borne to eliminate or reduce it. Attention is paid to the planning of activities of interest to make this tool effective. The possible role of different actors playing in the fields of the environmental protection and collection and assessment of statistical data of interest, is also examined.

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Authors: COLOMBO A G, JRC Ispra (IT);FERRI F, ENEA, Environment Department (IT);MILELLA P P, ANPA;MARESCA G, ANPA;PINO G, ANPA
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Second European Meeting on Chemical Industry and Environment, Alghero (IT), September 11-13, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40042 ORA
Record Number: 199611263 / Last updated on: 1996-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en