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Environmental Expenditure Survey 2017


Bullet Point About Environmental Expenditure Survey:

The Environmental Expenditure Survey is an annual survey conducted by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The survey is conducted under the Statistics (Environmental Expenditure Survey) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 302 of 2018), which was made under the Statistics Act, 1993. The data collected are used to meet reporting obligations under EU Regulation 691/2011, as amended by EU Regulation 538/2014, on environmental-economic accounts.

The purpose of the survey is to collect information on capital and operating environmental expenditure by businesses in Ireland. Environmental expenditure is divided into two main categories, environmental protection expenditure and resource management expenditure. Environmental protection activities are aimed primarily at preventing, reducing, treating, controlling or measuring pollution. Resource management activities are aimed at preserving and maintaining the stock of natural resources. Businesses from all sectors of the economy are included in the survey.

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