A project towards bridging tables between national accounts and emissions

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

Abstract:"A two-year project to study compatibility tables between national accounts and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is being developed by experts in accounting and climatic issues. What can be done, in practical terms, to establish GHG emissions accounts in Brazil? Inventory data, as usually presented, are too aggregated. When the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC) creates the GHG emissions inventory, it follows the guidelines of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). For the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística—IBGE), developing climate accounts using the inventory as a data source implies adjusting inventory data into a format which is compatible with national accounts". (...)

Keywords:project, bridging, tables, national, accounts, emissions
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