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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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Foreword by the chair of the Ad Hoc group

The Nordic ministers for the environment decided at their meeting the 7th February 2013 in Jukkasjärvi, Finland to strengthen the measurement of green estimates of welfare and socioeconomic developments to move beyond the constraints of economic development. The ministers decided to establish an Ad Hoc working group to promote this work and invited the representatives from ministries of finance and industry as well as the statistical offices to take part in this work.

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