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Emission Accounts

Environmental Accounts are relevant for those interested in the correlation between the economy on the one side and environment and natural resources on the other side. Ministries and consultant firms are among the main users of environmental accounts. Accounts are included in the overall European environmental accounts, collected and compiled by Eurostat.

The climate footprint is an important supplement to the emissions accounts, which helps to shed light on how activities in one country have effects in other countries via the production activities created through the import of products. This is important not least in relation to the greenhouse gases, as the problem is global. Therefore, it is important to know how our consumption as a whole contributes to the global emission of greenhouse gases.

User Needs

External users of the air emission accounts are ministries, business and trade organizations, research institutes and engineering consultancy firms who want a general view of the interactions between the economy and the environment. Linking the input-output calculations to the air emission accounts makes it possible to examine the interaction between economic activity and the emissions of different polluting substances. The interaction between different types of demands (e.g. household's consumption, exports, etc.) and emissions can also be monitored.

User Satisfaction

A liaison group on environmental economic accounts and statistics holds at least one meeting per year. All or part of the committee's meetings are in a seminar form, where several participants from the institutions may be represented on the committee. The following institutions and organizations have a representative on the committee: Statistics Denmark, The Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, The Ministry of Finance, The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities , The Ministry of Environment of Denmark , The Ministry of Transport, Ministry of the Interior and Housing, The Danish Energy Agency, The Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

Data completeness rate

Data meets all the requirements of the Regulation no. 691/2011 on European environmental economic accounts.