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EARTHWATCH

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French Equivalent: Plan Vigie

Definition:
Earthwatch is a general term for the global environmental assessment efforts of the United Nations system as co-ordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme to improve the gathering and sharing of environmental information and provide early warning of environmental problems requiring international action.

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 06, 2001