Accounting for the north’s environments

13 November 2018

Northern environmental economic accounting

Healthy ecosystems benefit our economic prosperity and social wellbeing but decisions governing development and conservation don’t always recognise the value of these benefits. Environmental-economic accounting is a way of capturing and organising information to improve our understanding of the environment’s contribution to economic and human wellbeing and the impact of economic development on our natural assets. Associate Professor Jim Smart of Griffith University leads a new Hub project reporting and recording the contribution that ecosystems make to the economy and the environment in Qld’s Mitchell River to help inform a national approach for environmental-economic accounting.

Photo of a riffle on the Mitchell River

This project is using Qld’s Mitchell River as a case study for environmental-economic accounting, photo Peter Negus.

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