Material flow accounting and analysis

Material flow accounting and analysis
Friedrich Hinterberger
Stefan Giljum
Mark Hammer
Vienna: Sustainable Europe Research Institute.(SERI Background Paper 2)
Nice overall explanation of MFA studies, methods, and developments. 1. Introduction 2. Historical development of MFA 3. Methodological foundations 4. Categories of material flows 5. A general scheme for economy-wide MFA 6. Indicators derived from economy-wide MFA 7. The LCA-oriented method for calculating indirect material flows 8. The input-output based approach for calculating indirect flows 9. Main applications of economy-wide MFA 10. Shortcomings of the MFA approach 11. State of the art in economy-wide MFA 12. Selected empirical results 13. Extensions and further methodological development of MFA


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