Environment account challenges and the way forward

Author: Institute for Applied Economic Research
Thematic Area: Sustainable development

Abstract:"Gustavo Luedemann, a researcher at Ipea’s Directorate of Regional, Urban and Environmental Policies and Studies, started the panel discussion by relating the past remarks of a colleague from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística—IBGE) regarding the incompatibility between accounts calculated by the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC) and by the IBGE. Naturally, MCTIC data are produced following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines regarding climate issues, while IBGE data are generated according to a statistical base. The ‘Green Domestic Product’ (Produto Interno Verde—PIV) legislation was highlighted as a facilitator to achieve compatible data". (...)

Keywords:Environment, account, challenges, way forward
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