National Accounts Committee

The National Accounts Committee is one of two committees overseeing scientific review procedures and standards for Footprint calculations. The National Accounts Committee supports continual improvement of the scientific basis of the National Footprint Accounts. These accounts provide the conversion factors and calculations necessary to translate quantities of resources used into the bioproductive land or sea area required to generate these resources. These conversion factors serve as the reference data for Footprint applications at all scales.

The Committees Charter provides more detail on the objectives and procedures for the committee.

National Accounts Committee

Alessandro Galli, Director, Mediterranean and MENA Regions, Global Footprint Network
Area of Expertise: sustainability assessment, Ecological Footprint and other Footprint indicators and sustainability indicators, environmental accounting tools

Jan Weinzettel, Researcher, Charles University in Prague, Environment Center
Area of Expertise: environmental footprint, multiregional input output analysis, life cycle assessment, hybrid LCA, economy wide material flow analysis

Anke Schaffartzik, Researcher, Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna
Area of Expertise: social and human ecology

David Vaĉkář, Charles University Environment Centre
Area of Expertise: anthropogenic drivers of global change, vulnerability and security of ecosystem services

Kevin Lewis, Senior Analyst, Anthesis Ltd.
Area of Expertise: ecology, sustainability assessment, Ecological Footprint and other life-cycle sustainability indicators & methods

Marco Bagliani, IRES Piedmonte Research Institute
Area of Expertise: agricultural and environmental economics, environmental planning and management, pollution

Carl Obst, Honorary Research Associate, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne
Area of Expertise: national accounts, system of environmental-economic accounting (SEEA), official statistics

Mattila Tuomas, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Ministry of the Environment
Area of Expertise: mathematical modeling of environmental impacts, life cycle assessment

William Rees, University of British Columbia:
Area of Expertise: sustainability planning, ecological economics, global change

Yoshihiko Wada, Ecological Footprint Japan