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RAMEA: how to support regional policies towards sustainable development


  • Michele Sansoni

    (Arpa Emilia-Romagna - Environment Agency of Emilia-Romagna Region, Bologna, Italy)

  • Elisa Bonazzi

    (Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

  • Malgorzata Goralczyk

    (Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland)

  • Peter J. Stauvermann

    (Department of Economics, Changwon National University, Changwon, Gyeongnam, Republic of Korea)


A Regional Accounting Matrix including Environmental Accounts (RAMEA) is the Regional version of a 'National Accounting Matrix including Environmental Accounts' (NAMEA), an environmental accounting system that combines economic and environmental accounts into a single framework, which is useful for the evaluation and comparison of the integrated economic-environmental-social performance of regions. Presenting the first results of compiling and applying a RAMEA in three European regions: Emilia-Romagna (Italy), Noord-Brabant (the Netherlands) and Małopolska (Poland), this paper analyses the difficulties in achieving internationally comparable regional models. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

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  • Michele Sansoni & Elisa Bonazzi & Malgorzata Goralczyk & Peter J. Stauvermann, 2010. "RAMEA: how to support regional policies towards sustainable development," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 201-210.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:18:y:2010:i:4:p:201-210 DOI: 10.1002/sd.490

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