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dc.contributor.authorVardon, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMay, Steve
dc.contributor.authorKeith, Heather
dc.contributor.authorBurnett, Peter
dc.contributor.authorLindenmayer, David
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to illustrate the conceptual and practical issues that need to be considered if ecosystem service accounting is to be used to achieve sustainable development in Oceania. Recent international activity has focused on setting international standards for accounting for ecosystem services via the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). This includes defining the assets from which ecosystem services are generated. We examine how ecosystem services are incorporated into accounting and the benefits of doing this. This is done using Australia examples from the Great Barrier Reef region and elsewhere. Key lessons relate to: (1) the practical issues facing the producers of ecosystem accounts, including data availability and quality; (2) the need to account for both ecosystem services and ecosystem assets to assess sustainability, and; (3) explaining how ecosystem accounting can assist with sustainable development via policy as well as the management of specific ecosystem assets.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcosystem Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Economics
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmental Studies
dc.titleAccounting for ecosystem services - Lessons from Australia for its application and use in Oceania to achieve sustainable development
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationVardon, M; May, S; Keith, H; Burnett, P; Lindenmayer, D, Accounting for ecosystem services - Lessons from Australia for its application and use in Oceania to achieve sustainable development, Ecosystem Services, 2019, 39
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gro.griffith.authorLindenmayer, David
gro.griffith.authorKeith, Heather

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