United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Statistics Division
Statistics and Statistical Methods Publications

Glossary of Environment Statistics
Series: F, No.67 
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Languages available:E, * A, *C, F, *R, *S

This quick reference tool has been prepared by the Statistics Division to define key terms used in the fields of environmental statistics, indicators of sustainable development and integrated environmental and economic accounting. It presents concepts and definitions for these rapidly developing new areas of applied statistics, covering 1,200 terms referring to environmental elements of air/climate, land, soil, water and ecosystems and related socioeconomic concerns such as natural resource use, waste management, public health, human settlements and the effects of natural disasters. The glossary should appeal to environmental statisticians and to data users such as environmental managers and policy analysts looking for operational concepts and definitions.

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