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China: The "China Green National Accounting Study Report 2004," released by the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA) and the National Bureau of Statistics in August, is the first time that environmentally adjusted GDP has been accounted for by China.

China: The "China Green National Accounting Study Report 2004," released by the State Environmental Protection Administration of China (SEPA) and the National Bureau of Statistics in August, is the first time that environmentally adjusted GDP has been accounted for by China. It shows that economic losses caused by environmental pollution reached 511.8 billion yuan ($64.7 billion) in 2004, accounting for 3.05% of GDP. Green national accounting currently considers the costs of health, agricultural and materials losses caused by air pollution, water pollution as well as economic losses caused by land occupation of solid wastes, but there are plans to double these considerations for future reports.

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