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ENVIRONMENTALLY BENEFICIAL ACTIVITIES

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Definition:
These activities which may be primarily undertaken for economic reasons but yield substantial environmental benefits even though the primary purpose is not the protection of the environment.

Context:
Examples are investment in energy or material saving equipment such as insulation and heat recovery, activities aimed at saving water such as investments in irrigation systems, industrial or household facilities to reduce water consumption, or recycle water, and the use of products adapted for lower water consumption (such as specially adapted washing machines). Environmentally beneficial activities are part of environmental activities.

Source Publication:
United Nations, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Bank, 2005, Handbook of National Accounting: Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting 2003, Studies in Methods, Series F, No.61, Rev.1, Glossary, United Nations, New York, para. 5.56.

Cross References:
Environmental activities

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, November 30, 2005