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ACCOUNTABILITY (ENVIRONMENTAL)

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French Equivalent: Responsabilité

Definition:
Accountability is the responsibility for the deterioration of the natural environment, implying the allocation of environmental costs to the economic activities that cause such deterioration.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Accountability (in management theory)
Polluter-pays-principle
User-pays principle

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, April 24, 2013