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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

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French Equivalent: Protection de l’environnement

Definition:
Environmental protection refers to any activity to maintain or restore the quality of environmental media through preventing the emission of pollutants or reducing the presence of polluting substances in environmental media. It may consist of:

(a) changes in characteristics of goods and services,

(b) changes in consumption patterns,

(c) changes in production techniques,

(d) treatment or disposal of residuals in separate environmental protection facilities,

(e) recycling, and

(f) prevention of degradation of the landscape and ecosystems.

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

Cross References:
Classification of environment protection activities (CEPA)
Environmental cleanup

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, March 04, 2003