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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 profitlinked 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.

Subject(s): Environmental Economics and Policy

Production Economics

Issue Date: 2009-11

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN : 1778-4379 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/153522 Published in: INRA Sciences Sociales, 2009

Total Pages: 6

Series Statement: ISS

5/2009

Record appears in: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) > Departement Sciences Sociales, Agriculture et Alimentation, Espace et Environnement (SAE2) > INRA Sciences Sociales





Author: Montagné, Claire ; Niedzwiedz, Alexandra ; Stenger, Anne

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/153522?ln=en



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