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United Nations Statistics Division
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Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics--Statistics of the Natural Environment
Series: F, No.57 
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This report proposes concepts, definitions and classifications for statistical variables that describe the state and trends of the natural environment and its relationships with human and socio-economic activities. It is based on the structure and principles of A Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (Series M, No. 78). The report presents a menu of statistical variables that can be selected in the development of national and international programmes of environment statistics and indicators. A companion report, Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics: Human Settlements - A Technical Report, published in 1988, deals with the environmental aspects of human settlements statistics.

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