Making the environment count - Nordic accounts and indicators for analysing and integrating environment and economy

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March 2016
Olle Björk, Viveka Palm, Nancy Steinbach, Øyvind Lone
Nordic Council of Ministers

In 2013, the Nordic Ministers for the Environment decided to strenghten the measurement of green estimates of welfare and socio-economic developments. The report Making the Environment Count is describing how statistics on the environment and the economy thorugh the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts can be used to enable cross-sectorial analysis. The report proposes indicators that can be compiled annually in a Nordic context through existing statistics linking economic statistics to environmental statistics.