Quotation Kitzes, Justin, Galli, Alessandro, Bagliani, Marco, Barrett, John, Dige, Gorm, Ede, Sharon, Erb, Karlheinz, Giljum, Stefan, Haberl, Helmut, Hails, Chris, Jolia-Ferrier, Laurent, Jungwirth, Sally, Lenzen, Manfred, Lewis, Kevin, Loh, Jonathan, Marchettini, Nadia, Messinger, Hans, Milne, Krista, Moles, Richard, Monfreda, Chad, Moran, Dan, Nakano, Katsura, Pyhälä, Aili, Rees, William, Simmons, Craig, Wackernagel, Mathis, Wada, Yoshihiko, Walsh, Connor, Wiedmann, Thomas. 2009. A research agenda for improving national Ecological Footprint accounts. Ecological Economics 68 (7): 1991-2007.




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.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Ecological Economics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title A research agenda for improving national Ecological Footprint accounts
Volume 68
Number 7
Year 2009
Page from 1991
Page to 2007
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092180090800298X


Giljum, Stefan (Details)
Bagliani, Marco
Barrett, John
Dige, Gorm
Ede, Sharon
Erb, Karlheinz
Galli, Alessandro
Haberl, Helmut
Hails, Chris
Jolia-Ferrier, Laurent
Jungwirth, Sally
Kitzes, Justin
Lenzen, Manfred
Lewis, Kevin
Loh, Jonathan
Marchettini, Nadia
Messinger, Hans
Milne, Krista
Moles, Richard
Monfreda, Chad
Moran, Dan
Nakano, Katsura
Pyhälä, Aili
Rees, William
Simmons, Craig
Wackernagel, Mathis
Wada, Yoshihiko
Walsh, Connor
Wiedmann, Thomas
Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)
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