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French Equivalent: Principe du pollueur- payeur

The user-pays principle is the variation of the polluter-pays principle that calls upon the user of a natural resource to bear the cost of running down natural capital.

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

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Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Sunday, November 18, 2001