Advertisement

Forest Accounting and Sustainability

  • Parashram J. PatilEmail author
Chapter
Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 26)

Abstract

There is a nexus between forest accounting and sustainable development. Forests are a valuable resource as they constitute an important component of the terrestrial environmental system and larger resource base. They provide different basic inputs to the global economic cum ecological system in a multi-dimensional way. They provide timber, fuel, pulpwood, fodder, fibre grass and non-wood forest products, and support industrial and commercial activities. The following are the specific objectives of the present research.
  • To identify the reasons for ecological ecosystem loss.

  • To explore the relationship between forest accounting and the rationality of the ecological ecosystem in the context of consumption, production, energy, biodiversity, economics, and ecological balance and sustainability.

  • To identify and measure the ecological ecosystem loss.

  • To develop theoretical modelling of ecological ecosystem sustainability.

The present study is an explorative study on ecological rationality and sustainability through developing a forest accounting system. Essential data has been collected and analysed to find out the present nexus.

Keywords

Rationality Ecology Ecosystem Forest accounting India Sustainability 

References

  1. Agarwal, K.C, 1998: Environmental Biology (Bikaner: Agro Botanical Publishers).Google Scholar
  2. Elmqvist, T.; Tuvendal, M.; Krishnaswamy, J.; Hylander, K., 2011: Managing of Trade Off in Ecosystem Services (Nairobi: The United Nations Environment Programme).Google Scholar
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2010: FAO Forestry Paper 163 (Rome: FAO): 12–13.Google Scholar
  4. Gundimeda, H.; Sukhdev, P.; Sinha, R.K; Sanyal, S., 2007: “Natural resource accounting for indian states—Illustrating the case of forest resources”, Ecological Economics, 61(4): 635–649.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Harris, M.; Fraser, I., 2002: “Natural resource accounting in theory and practice: A critical assessment”, in: The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 46(2): 139–192.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Haripriya, G.S., 2000: “Integrating forest resources into the system of national accounts in Maharashtra”, Environment and Development Economics 5: 143–156 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).Google Scholar
  7. Investopedia; at: https://www.investopedia.com.
  8. Jordon, S.J.; Hayes, S.E.; Yoskowitz, D.; Smith, L.M.; Summers, J.K.; Russell, M.; William, B.H., 2010: “Accounting for natural resources and environmental sustainability: Linking ecosystem services to human well-being”, Environmental Science and Technology (Washington D.C.: American Chemical Society).Google Scholar
  9. Lenart, M., 2015: “Urban forest and pollution University of Arizona”; at: http://articles.extension.org/pages/58387/urban-forests-and-pollution (7 April 2016).
  10. Lenart, M.; Jones, C., 2014: “Perceptions on climate change correlate with willingness to undertake some forestry adaptation and mitigation practices”, in: Journal of Forestry, 112(6), 553–563.Google Scholar
  11. Meyerson, L. et al., 2005: “Aggregate measures of ecosystem services: Can we take the pulse of nature?”, in: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 3(1): 56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Mabugu, R.; Chitiga, M., 2002: “Accounting for Forest Resources in Zimbabwe”, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA) Discussion Paper Series, No. 7: 1–53 (Pretoria: University of Pretoria).Google Scholar
  13. Mkanta, W.N.; Chimtembo, M.M.B., 2002: “Towards Natural Resource Accounting in Tanzania: A Study on the Contribution of Natural Forests to National Income”, CEEPA Discussion Paper Series, No. 2: 1–53.Google Scholar
  14. Parikh, K.S.; Ghosh, U., 1991: “Natural Resource Accounting From Soils: Towards an Empirical Estimation of Costs of Soil Degradation for India”, Discussion Paper No. 48 (Bombay: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research [IGIDR]).Google Scholar
  15. Sidle, R.C.; Ziegler, A.D.: Negishi, J.N.; Nik, A.R.; Siew R.; Turkelboom, F., 2006: “Erosion processes in steep terrain—Truths, myths, and uncertainties related to forest management in Southeast Asia”, in: Forest Ecology and Management, 224(1–2): 199–225 (United States Department of Agriculture).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Wagniere, S., 2011: Forest Valuation: A Knowledge-Based View (St. Gallen: University of St. Gallen).Google Scholar
  17. Ykhanbai, H., 2009: “Forest Resources Degradation Accounting in Magnolia”, Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper 176 (Rome: FAO).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Natural ResourcesMaharashtraIndia

Personalised recommendations