Environmental Accounting of National Economic Systems: An Analysis of West African Dryland Countries within a Global Context - Summary for decision makers

United Nations Environment Programme (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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