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Completing the picture - environmental accounting in practice

10 May 2012
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) produced this publication "Completing the Picture – Environmental Accounting in Practice" to inform government decision–makers, policy analysts, scientists, industry and other groups on how environmental accounts could be used and further developed in Australia.
The System of Environmental–Economic Accounting (SEEA) was adopted as an international statistical standard by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its 43rd meeting, held 28 February to 2 March 2012. As an international statistical standard the SEEA now has the same status as the System of National Accounts (SNA), from which key economic indicators such as GDP (gross domestic product) emerge.
The adoption of the SEEA by the United Nation's peak statistical body is a significant milestone in the on–going development of information to support the needs of government, industry and the general public in the area of environmental policy. In recognition of the SEEA adoption, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) produced this publication "Completing the Picture – Environmental Accounting in Practice" to inform government decision–makers, policy analysts, scientists, industry and other groups on how environmental accounts could be used and further developed in Australia.
The ABS program of environmental–economic accounts is evolving. Readers are invited to submit comments on this publication to help inform the future shape of the program. As resources permit, the ABS plans to continue to seek ways to expand the program, both in terms of the range of accounts produced and the frequency of their compilation.

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English
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2012
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