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Imputed abatement costs correspond to expenditures related with the measures which would be necessary to reduce the direct pressures on natural assets (for example from air emissions or waste disposal). Ideally, imputed abatement costs should always be calculated as the sum of direct and indirect cost effects of additional prevention measures.

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. 9.37.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 6, 2005