Material flow accounting and analysis

Title
Material flow accounting and analysis
Author(s)
Friedrich Hinterberger
Stefan Giljum
Mark Hammer
Year
2003
Source
Vienna: Sustainable Europe Research Institute.(SERI Background Paper 2)
Abstract
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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