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NATURAL RESOURCE ACCOUNTING

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French Equivalent: Comptabilité des ressources naturelles

Definition:
Natural resource accounting is an accounting system that deals with stocks and stock changes of natural assets, comprising biota (produced or wild), subsoil assets (proved reserves), water and land with their aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

It is frequently used in the sense of physical accounting as distinguished from monetary (environmental) accounting.

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

Cross References:
Environmental accounting
Physical accounting

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 10, 2003