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IRREVERSIBILITY (OF ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE)

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French Equivalent: Irreversibilité (des dommages subis par l’environnement)

Definition:
Irreversibility (of environmental damage) refers to the permanent loss of environmental assets or environmental quality, requiring preventive action rather than restoration or clean—up.

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

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 13, 2001