Author:Murray Patterson, Garry McDonald
Source:New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics
Topics:Economy, business and industry
This detailed technical report develops an input-output model of the Auckland economy in order to identify its level of reliance upon and impact on the region's natural resources and ecological systems. The report also calculates the region's 'ecological footprint' in order to establish how much Auckland's economy is dependent on the use of natural capital (land) from outside the Auckland region. Industry-specific 'ecological footprints' are also provided for the region's core industry sectors.