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ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND TECHNOLOGIES

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French Equivalent: Ecotechnologies

Definition:
Environmentally sound technologies are techniques and technologies capable of reducing environmental damage through processes and materials that generate fewer potentially damaging substances, recover such substances from emissions prior to discharge, or utilize and recycle production residues.

The assessment of these technologies should account for their interaction with the socioeconomic and cultural conditions under which they are implemented.

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

Cross References:
Clean technology

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, March 04, 2003