Measuring Sustainable Development

Integrated Economic, Environmental and Social Frameworks

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The papers in this conference proceedings address the various conceptual, measurement and statistical policy issues that arise when applying accounting frameworks to the concept of sustainable development.



Aspects of Sustainability

The Australian Experience. A Capital-based Sustainability Accounting Framework for Canada.

This paper discusses the concepts of sustainable development and the main conceptual frameworks that are relevant to measuring sustainability in Australia. It also outlines a number of statistical initiatives across the social, economic and environment fields that are providing insights into aspects of sustainability... This paper presents a proposed approach to the creation of a measurement system for sustainable development. The system uses an expanded notion of capital as its conceptual framework. Its analytical framework is that of the System of National Accounts (SNA) ...


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