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Implementing environmental accounts case studies from Eastern and Southern Africa /

This report on natural resource and environmental accounting in one of the world's least developed zones is predicated on a wealth approach to sustainable development that recognizes the need for information on all of a nation's assets, including, for example, potable water, as well as how...

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Other Authors: Hassan, Rashid M., Mungatana, Eric Dada., SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013]
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
Series: Eco-efficiency in industry and science ; v. 28.
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Summary: This report on natural resource and environmental accounting in one of the world's least developed zones is predicated on a wealth approach to sustainable development that recognizes the need for information on all of a nation's assets, including, for example, potable water, as well as how these might change or evolve over time. Under these criteria, a nation that manages its natural wealth intelligently may actually increase its net natural assets. Namibia's wildlife reserves have an ongoing and evolving value far in excess of their commodity value as a source of meat, or even of ivory. Thus, this volume assesses how effectively polities in southern and eastern Africa have implemented the more complex set of metrics that make up the UN's Integrated System of Environmental and Economic Accounts (SEEA), which replaced the former System of National Accounts--a measure of production alone. Leaving aside human and social capital for a future volume, the book should be viewed as a crucial first step in developing indicators for total wealth in the countries covered by the case studies, which include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and South Africa. These case studies experiment with implementing the SEAA in sub-Saharan nations known to suffer from the 'resource curse': their wealth in resources and commodities has allowed inflows of liquidity, yet this cash has not funded crucial developments in infrastructure or education. What's more, resource-driven economies are highly vulnerable to commodity price mutability. The new measures of wealth deployed here offer more hope for the future in these countries than they themselves would once have allowed for.
Item Description: Natural Capital, Total Wealth and Sustainable Development in Namibia / Glenn-Marie Lange -- Wildlife Accounts: A Multi-sectoral Analysis in Namibia / J.I. Barnes, O. Nhuleipo, A.C. Baker -- Accounting for Mineral Resources in Tanzania: Data Challenges and Implications for Resource Management Policy / Eric Mungatana -- Fisheries Resource Accounts for the Maputo Coastal Districts of Mozambique / Eric Mungatana, Hermínio Lima A. Tembe -- Forest Resource Accounts for Ethiopia / Sisay Nune, Menale Kassie, Eric Mungatana -- Contribution of Uganda's Forestry Sub-sector to the National Economy: Natural Resource Accounting Approach / Moses Masiga, Eugene Muramira, Ronald Kaggwa -- Accounting for the Value of Ecosystem Assets and Their Services / Karl-Göran Mäler, Sara Aniyar, Åsa Jansson -- Valuing Regulating and Supporting Ecosystem Services of the Subtropical Estuaries of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa / Jackie Crafford, Rashid Hassan.
1. Natural Capital, Total Wealth and Sustainable Development in Nambia -- 2. Wildlife accounts -- 3. Accounting for Mineral Resources in Tanzania -- 4. Fisheries Resource Accounts for the Maputo Coastal Districts of Mozambique -- 5. Forest Resoure Accounts for Ethiopia -- 6. Contribution of Uganda's Forestry Sub-Sector to the National Economy -- 7. Accounting for the Value of Ecosystem Assets and their Services -- 8. Valuing Regulating and Supporting Ecosystem Services in the Sub-Tropical Estuaries of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa -- Index.
This report on natural resource and environmental accounting in one of the world's least developed zones is predicated on a wealth approach to sustainable development that recognizes the need for information on all of a nation's assets, including, for example, potable water, as well as how these might change or evolve over time. Under these criteria, a nation that manages its natural wealth intelligently may actually increase its net natural assets. Namibia's wildlife reserves have an ongoing and evolving value far in excess of their commodity value as a source of meat, or even of ivory. Thus, this volume assesses how effectively polities in southern and eastern Africa have implemented the more complex set of metrics that make up the UN's Integrated System of Environmental and Economic Accounts (SEEA), which replaced the former System of National Accounts--a measure of production alone. Leaving aside human and social capital for a future volume, the book should be viewed as a crucial first step in developing indicators for total wealth in the countries covered by the case studies, which include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and South Africa. These case studies experiment with implementing the SEAA in sub-Saharan nations known to suffer from the 'resource curse': their wealth in resources and commodities has allowed inflows of liquidity, yet this cash has not funded crucial developments in infrastructure or education. What's more, resource-driven economies are highly vulnerable to commodity price mutability. The new measures of wealth deployed here offer more hope for the future in these countries than they themselves would once have allowed for.
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
ISBN: 9789400753235
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ISSN: 1389-6970 ;