Journal article

Australia's resource use trajectories

H Schandl, F Poldy, GM Turner, TG Measham, DH Walker, N Eisenmenger

Journal of Industrial Ecology | Published : 2008

Abstract

Australia's export-oriented large natural resources sectors of agriculture and mining, the ways large-scale services, such as nutrition, water, housing, transport and mobility, and energy are organized, and the consumption patterns of Australia's wealthy urban households, create a unique pattern of overall resource use in Australia. In an attempt to contribute to a new environmental information system compatible with economic accounts, we represent Australia's resource use by employing standard biophysical indicators for resource use developed within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) context. We look at the last 3 decades of resource use and the economic, soci..

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