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Green accounting research project II

Objective

To provide monetary and physical estimates of environmental impacts of economic and social activities, with the object of including these in an EU-wide environmental accounting framework usable by policy makers, both at the national and community level.

OBJECTIVES:
To provide monetary and physical estimates of environmental impacts of economic and social activities, with the object of including these in an EU-wide environmental accounting framework usable by policy makers, both at the national and community level.

DESCRIPTION:
The research is carried out in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and focuses on:
i) the development of a methodology for the valuation and construction of environmental accounts appropriate to the needs of policy-makers. This entails intensive discussion with policy makers who use, or would like to use, environmental accounts;
ii) the estimation of environmental impacts at the national level in physical and monetary terms. The research here involves the updating and improving of these estimates as well as making sure that the valuations are consistent;
iii) the preparation of estimates of the damage attributable to different sources (energy, transport, industry);
iv) the estimation of "defensive expenditures" (i.e. expenditures undertaken to mitigate the impacts of pollution) in each country and the establishment of a framework common to the estimates of damage;
v) the replicability of the estimates across the EU are assessed, using a standardized framework.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Address
Claverton Down
Bath
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
Address
Corso Magenta 63
Milano
Natural Environment Research Council
United Kingdom
Address
Windermere Road
LA11 6JU Grange-over-sands - Cumbria
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Hessbruehlstrasse, 49 A
70565 Stuttgart
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
United Kingdom
Address
Harwell Laboratory
OX11 0RA Didcot
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1115
1081 HV Amsterdam