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Prospects for establishing environmental satellite accounts in a developing country: The case of Rwanda
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law. Luleå University of Technology, Luleå.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7206-6568
University of Rwanda, Rwanda; University of Gothenburg.
2018 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 200, p. 219-230Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we discuss the beginning of Rwanda's current work on natural capital accounts. Many developing countries began similar work on environmental satellite accounts in the 1990s and early 2000s, only to abandon them a few years later when the initial political interest waned. The question arises, therefore, as to whether renewed interest in these accounts has the potential to have a longer-lasting impact on national accounting practices. In Rwanda's case, the decision was to begin satellite accounting work by focusing on resources where key economic trade-offs between different uses had already begun to be identified by policymakers, and where the gathering of economic statistics had already been improved as a result. It seems likely that this approach could lead to more durable satellite accounts, and that a similar approach would be feasible in many other countries.

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2018. Vol. 200, p. 219-230
Keywords [en]
Environmental accounting, Natural capital accounting, Rwanda, System of environmental-economic accounting, Wealth accounting and the valuation of ecosystem services
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34606DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.07.274ISI: 000445715400020Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85053083276OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-34606DiVA, id: diva2:1253078
Available from: 2018-10-03 Created: 2018-10-03 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved

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