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French Equivalent: Frais de défense de l’environnement

Defensive environmental costs refer to the actual environmental protection costs incurred in preventing or neutralising a decrease in environmental quality, as well as the expenditures necessary to compensate for or repair the negative effects (damage) of environmental deterioration.

Such costs include expenditures required to mitigate environment—related health and other welfare effects on human beings.

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

Cross References:
Damage cost
Environmental costs

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 3, 2003