What are environmental accounts?
Environmental accounts provide a structured and standardised way to organise environmental information.
From an ecological perspective, environmental accounts can be used to determine changes in the environment, ecosystems and their functioning.
The Environmental Accounts Landscape (PDF 4.3Mb), provides an overview of environmental accounting approaches and examples of their implementation. It is a starting point for understanding environmental accounting and summarises work undertaken to date in Australia and internationally.
Australian Environmental Accounts Framework
A detailed framework is being developed to support environmental accounting activity across Australia. It will be developed collaboratively, drawing on new, innovative approaches and existing well-established environmental accounting models.
The framework will help identify a clear purpose and need for each specific environmental account, clarify the account subject, determine its information requirements and establish how this information can be used.
While the framework will initially focus on Australian Government needs, it will be designed to support environmental accounting at local, regional, national and international scales.
Read the Information Sheet (157 KB) to find out more.