A research agenda for improving national Ecological Footprint accounts

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title = "A research agenda for improving national Ecological Footprint accounts",
abstract = "Nation-level Ecological Footprint accounts are currently produced for more than 150 nations, with multiple calculations available for some nations. The data sets that result from these national assessments typically serve as the basis for Footprint calculations at smaller scales, including those for regions, cities, businesses, and individuals. Global Footprint Network's National Footprint Accounts, supported and used by more than 70 major organizations worldwide, contain the most widely used national accounting methodology today. The National Footprint Accounts calculations are undergoing continuous improvement as better data becomes available and new methodologies are developed. In this paper, a community of active Ecological Footprint practitioners and users propose key research priorities for improving national Ecological Footprint accounting. For each of the proposed improvements, we briefly review relevant literature, summarize the current state of debate, and suggest approaches for further development. The research agenda will serve as a reference for a large scale, international research program devoted to furthering the development of national Ecological Footprint accounting methodology. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
keywords = "Accounts, Nation, Productivity, Ecological Footprint, Biocapacity, Research, Improvement",
author = "Justin Kitzes and Alessandro Galli and Marco Bagliani and John Barrett and Gorm Dige and Sharon Ede and Karlheinz Erb and Stefan Giljum and Helmut Haberl and Chris Hails and Laurent Jolia-Ferrier and Sally Jungwirth and Manfred Lenzen and Kevin Lewis and Jonathan Loh and Nadia Marchettini and Hans Messinger and Krista Milne and Richard Moles and Chad Monfreda and Daniel Moran and Katsura Nakano and Aili Pyhala and William Rees and Craig Simmons and Mathis Wackernagel and Yoshihiko Wada and Connor Walsh and Thomas Wiedmann",
year = "2009",
doi = "10.1016/j.ecolecon.2008.06.022",
language = "English",
volume = "68",
pages = "1991--2007",
journal = "Ecological Economics",
issn = "0921-8009",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "7",