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A mean to improve the interpretability of physical flows accounts grouping materials with a common characteristic, or contributing to a specific environmental issue through a weighting system, e.g. the carbon dioxide equivalent, the ozone depleting potential, acidifying potential etc.

Source Publication:
United Nations, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Bank , 2005, Handbook of National Accounting: Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting 2003, Studies in Methods, Series F, No.61, Rev.1, Glossary, United Nations, New York, para. 3.26.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Monday, July 4, 2005

Last updated on Thursday, April 25, 2013