Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) is a new research field on accounting born to overcome conventional management accounting’s limits about environmental costs. This work offers a literary review on EMA. In particular, the Authors in the first part describe a series of LCC-oriented tools which characterise Environmental Management Accounting. The second section, passing through the “traditional” Activity-Based Costing, presents the Activity-Based LCC methodology, which combines the activity-based approach with the life-cycle perspective for environmental costs. In conclusion, the Authors propose new research lines on EMA.
Keywords: Environmental Management Accounting, environmental cost, Life- Cycle Costing, Activity-Based Life-Cycle Costing, future outlook.