French forest accounting: An integrated tool for the assessment of goods and services produced by forests
Claire Montagné-Huck (),
Alexandra Niedzwiedz () and
Anne Stenger ()
INRA Sciences Sociales, 2009, vol. 2009, 6
For society, the importance of the forest makes it necessary to assess the assets it represents, the goods and services it produces and the process and structuring of the sector. A regular integrated environmental and economic accounting system based on a specific methodology structures the information into a unique analysis tool to aid decision-making and assessment of public policies. The assessments made for France show that timber production is far from being the only source of profit linked to the forest. Carbon sequestration and recreational activities are some examples of the services that can be integrated into the accounts. Taking into account the non market functions of the French forest areas would, with the highest assumption, contribute to increasing five-fold the forest value limited to its function of wood supply.
Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Production Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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