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Glossary of Environment Statistics

Valid from1997
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DescriptionThis quick reference tool defines 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.
Maintenance organizationUnited Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Statistical domain(s) 3.1 Environment
Type of standardConcepts and Definitions
Languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Information last updated24/08/11