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Krausmann, F; Haberl, H; Erb, KH; Wackernagel, M.
(2004): Resource flows and land use in Austria 1950-2000: using the MEFA framework to monitor society-nature interaction for sustainability
LAND USE POLICY. 2004; 21(3): 215-230. FullText FullText_BOKU

This paper presents the `MEFA toolboxxxx, which is designed to measure society-nature interaction. MEFA stands for `material and energy flow accountingxxx and refers to a set of quantitative methods to trace the materials and energy throughput of societies in a way that can be readily linked to established socio-economic data sets on a national and sub-national level. Within the MEFA framework, accounts of socio-economic material and energy stocks and flows can be linked to land use and its impact on material and energy stocks and flows in terrestrial ecosystems. Using Austria 1950-2000 as an empirical example, we demonstrate how MEFA tools can be used to assess the correlation of physical and monetary growth, and we discuss how changes in socio-economic metabolism and land use are related. We also outline some possible future research directions. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Erb Karlheinz
Haberl Helmut
Krausmann Fridolin

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