Pacific Perspectives Policy Brief: Accounting for the environment in the Pacific

Pacific Perspectives Policy Brief: Accounting for the environment in the Pacific

 
Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Abstract

Pacific island governments face difficult decisions related to finding the balance between utilising the natural environment as a driver of economic growth and preserving the environment for the cultural, social and economic well-being of current and future generations. Good environmental policy making requires good information and analysis. Environment statistics, through accepted statistical frameworks such as the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), underpin the ability to develop macroeconomic policies that are sustainable (or green) in the long-term. This policy brief includes an overview of the potential to implement SEEA in the Pacific in order to promote integrated policy making.

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