Environmental pollution has received the attention of both economists
and ecologists who have integrated their ideas and concepts in recent
decades. Production and consumption of material goods generates
residuals that are disposed in the environment. Air emissions constitute
one of the most important residuals, including greenhouse gases,
as well as localized substances toxic to human health and the environment.
How economic activity affects gas emissions is valuable information
for pollution control and is extremely useful for defining and implementing
successful environmental policies, aimed at improving the global
efficiency of an economy.
The e-book presents the relationship between economic activities
and air pollution. It describes research contributions focused on
showing the properties and the usefulness of National Accounting
Matrices with Environmental Accounts (NAMEA). Additionally, demonstrates
the most recent advances in the input-output methodology and linear
extended multisectorial models to capture the gas emissions processes
with empirical applications of these methods to specific countries.
The contents of the e-book make it an interesting platform of new
knowledge for both academic public and people in national agencies
of environmental regulation.