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A research agenda for improving national Ecological Footprint accounts

Kitzes, Justin ; Galli, Alessandro ; Bagliani, Marco ; Barrett, John ; Dige, Gorm ; Ede, Sharon ; Erb, Karlheinz ; Giljum, Stefan ; Haberl, Helmut and Hails, Chris , et al. (2009) In Ecological Economics 68(7). p.1991-2007
Abstract
Nation-level Ecological Footprint accounts are currently produced for more than 150 nations, with multiple calculations available for some nations. The data sets that result from these national assessments typically serve as the basis for Footprint calculations at smaller scales, including those for regions, cities, businesses, and individuals. Global Footprint Network's National Footprint Accounts, supported and used by more than 70 major organizations worldwide, contain the most widely used national accounting methodology today. The National Footprint Accounts calculations are undergoing continuous improvement as better data becomes available and new methodologies are developed. In this paper, a community of active Ecological Footprint... (More)
Nation-level Ecological Footprint accounts are currently produced for more than 150 nations, with multiple calculations available for some nations. The data sets that result from these national assessments typically serve as the basis for Footprint calculations at smaller scales, including those for regions, cities, businesses, and individuals. Global Footprint Network's National Footprint Accounts, supported and used by more than 70 major organizations worldwide, contain the most widely used national accounting methodology today. The National Footprint Accounts calculations are undergoing continuous improvement as better data becomes available and new methodologies are developed. In this paper, a community of active Ecological Footprint practitioners and users propose key research priorities for improving national Ecological Footprint accounting. For each of the proposed improvements, we briefly review relevant literature, summarize the current state of debate, and suggest approaches for further development. The research agenda will serve as a reference for a large scale, international research program devoted to furthering the development of national Ecological Footprint accounting methodology. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Nation-level Ecological Footprint accounts are currently produced for more than 150 nations, with multiple calculations available for some nations. The data sets that result from these national assessments typically serve as the basis for Footprint calculations at smaller scales, including those for regions, cities, businesses, and individuals. Global Footprint Network's National Footprint Accounts, supported and used by more than 70 major organizations worldwide, contain the most widely used national accounting methodology today. The National Footprint Accounts calculations are undergoing continuous improvement as better data becomes available and new methodologies are developed. In this paper, a community of active Ecological Footprint practitioners and users propose key research priorities for improving national Ecological Footprint accounting. For each of the proposed improvements, we briefly review relevant literature, summarize the current state of debate, and suggest approaches for further development. The research agenda will serve as a reference for a large scale, international research program devoted to furthering the development of national Ecological Footprint accounting methodology. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Kitzes, Justin and Galli, Alessandro and Bagliani, Marco and Barrett, John and Dige, Gorm and Ede, Sharon and Erb, Karlheinz and Giljum, Stefan and Haberl, Helmut and Hails, Chris and Jolia-Ferrier, Laurent and Jungwirth, Sally and Lenzen, Manfred and Lewis, Kevin and Loh, Jonathan and Marchettini, Nadia and Messinger, Hans and Milne, Krista and Moles, Richard and Monfreda, Chad and Moran, Daniel and Nakano, Katsura and Pyhala, Aili and Rees, William and Simmons, Craig and Wackernagel, Mathis and Wada, Yoshihiko and Walsh, Connor and Wiedmann, Thomas},
  issn         = {0921-8009},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {1991--2007},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Ecological Economics},
  title        = {A research agenda for improving national Ecological Footprint accounts},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.06.022},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.06.022},
  volume       = {68},
  year         = {2009},
}