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Like natural resources, ecosystem inputs flow from the environment to the economy. The largest and most obvious flows are from the national environment to the national economy. Other flows include the consumption of ecosystem inputs by resident producers operating outside their national territory, for example international transport carriers and tourists.

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. 3.89.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, July 5, 2005