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In the case of more environmentally friendly technologies and changes in processes and products, the investment and operating expenditure are compared to those of a “standard” or less environmentally beneficial alternative, if there is one, or the estimated additional cost of incorporating the environmentally beneficial feature.

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. 5.30 B.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Last updated on Wednesday, November 30, 2005