Past, present, and future of forest accounting: an overview of the French experience


AgroParisTech, INRA, UMR356 Laboratoire d’Economie Forestière, 14, rue Girardet CS 14216, 54000, Nancy, France

Abstract: This paper reminds the historical context of the development of the European framework for forest accounting and claims in favor of a better integration of economic and environmental issues in a consistent accounting framework. Few articles are available on this topic, especially about development on forest accounting in France. The French experience in this field is presented as expression of importance and difficulties related to this exercise. Discussion is open on broader international theoretical and practical challenges beyond forest accounting.

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