As a cross sectional matter environmental data are provided by many areas of statistics. They refer both to physical and monetary terms as environment statistics mainly deals with social and economic activities and their environmental impacts and the state and changes of media (soil, water, air, etc) as well. Environment statistics is supplemented by data on activities of the government (e. g. compulsory use of catalytic converters in vehicles), enterprises, households as well as international organisations reacting on present or imminent impairments by environmental pollution.
Basically the tasks of environment statistics refer to
All these activities are subsumed under the notion Environmental Accounts.
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