Climate Futures

Climate Futures

Environmental Accounting and Australian Water Accounting Standards - Current Status and Future Trends

Speaker: James Hazelton
When: Tuesday 25th October 2011, 1.00-2.00pm
Location: Building E6A Room 102
Audience: Academics, staff, students and industry

Abstract: Environmental accounting is an increasingly mainstream area of research. This presentation provides a brief overview of some of the main trends in environmental accounting with the objective of enabling researchers working in related fields to both benefit from and contribute to the work done in this area. In particular the presentation will focus on recent developments in the area of water accounting, where the development of a National Water Account and water accounting standards have placed Australia in a leadership position.

James Hazelton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance. His research mainly focuses in the area of water accounting and business ethics, and he is in the final stages of his PhD at the Graduate School of the Environment. He has assisted the Bureau of Meteorology with the development of national water accounting standards over the past few years and is also developing energy efficiency training for accountants as part of a team funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. In addition to teaching accounting and business ethics, he recently developed ACCG 260 Accounting and Reporting for the Environment, the University's first specialist environmental accounting unit. Prior to joining the University James worked as an auditor and risk management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney, London and New York.

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