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Naturally occurring entities that provides environmental “functions” or services. Environmental assets in the SEEA are broader than environmental assets in the SNA: they cover all assets including those which have no economic values, but bring indirect uses benefits, options and bequest benefits or simply existence benefits which cannot be translated into a present day monetary value.

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, 7.92.

Cross References:
Natural assets

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, July 5, 2005