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French Equivalent: Environnement

The environment is the totality of all the external conditions affecting the life, development and survival of an organism.

The naturally produced physical surroundings on which humanity is entirely dependent in all its activities. The various uses to which these surroundings are put for economic ends are called environmental functions.

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. 7.31.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, July 5, 2005