Environmental Accounting of National Economic Systems: An Analysis of West African Dryland Countries within a Global Context

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (2012)

The work evaluates implications of countries’ natural resource use on economic systems. Detailed environmental accounting is provided for 134 national economies with a special focus on five dryland countries of the West Africa Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal). The study uses a biophysical accounting approach to quantifying natural resource stocks and flows, and their transformations to generate economic activity.

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