DEFINITION OF THE ENVIRONMENT INDUSTRY “ activities which produce goods and services to measure, prevent, limit, minimise or correct environmental damage to water, air, soil, as well as problems related to waste, noise and eco- systems. This includes cleaner technologies, products and services that reduce environmental risk and minimize pollution and resource use” OECD/Eurostat, OECD and the Statistical Office of the European Communities, 1999, OECD Publication, Paris.
COMPONENTS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY: CHALLANGED IN DEFINING Defining and classifying, exactly what constitutes environmental services. Two concepts of environmental services a. Those services which comprise of the human services to address particular environmental and natural resources issues (i.e. waste water treatment et al). b. Environmental services that are derived directly from the ecosystem themselves (i.e. release of water from a healthy watershed area), which have an economic value. Complicated by the characteristics of environmental services, themselves. Environmental services are by their very nature, inter-sectoral; and hence overlap with other sectors..