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The industry classification in the tables is the same as the one used in the national accounts. The tables can therefore be compared to other statistics based on the industry classification. Accounts are compiled in form of time series. For example accounts for air emissions are available for each year from 1990 until the last year that is published. Accounts are consistent and fully comparable within these years. On the more aggregated level (NACE 64), the Danish accounts are comparable with accounts of other EU countries compiled according to the Regulation no. 691/2011 on European environmental economic accounts.
Comparability - geographical
Internationally there is a high degree of comparability with other countries, as the Danish Environmental accounts follow the same principles and methods as described in SEEA- framework.
The climate footprint is an experimental statistic based on model calculations and therefore, it can not be compared directly internationally.
Comparability over time
Time series for Air Emission Accounts are revised back in time in connection with each publication. Data thus can be different compared with earlier publications, but there is full conceptual consistency and comparability over time within a publication.
Coherence - cross domain
Air Emission Accounts follow the same industry classifications and boundaries as National Accounts. Therefore it is possible to combine the data on emissions with other statistical data that follow the same industry classifications. The emission account for the year T - 1 is based on submissions to UNECE published on February 15 and on submission to UNFCCC published on April 15.
The calculation of the climate footprint is based on the Danish input-output tables and the emission accounts and can therefore be directly compared with them.
Coherence - internal
It is ensured that data is internally consistent.