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Making the environment count

Nordic accounts and indicators for analysing and integrating environment and economy

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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.

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Ecosystem services

Work on describing ecosystem services has been under development for some time now. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) have driven the area forward considerably. However, work on developing indicators is still experimental and depend on data availability. The Nordic national statistical offices are divided as to the role of the statistical community in the further development of this area.

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