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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Uploaded on Tuesday 06 Mar 2012
Net national savings in 2001 adjusted for investments in human capital, natural resource depletion, and damage caused by pollution compared with standard net national savings measurements
Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Positive values for national savings (expressed as a percent of gross national income) reflect a gain in wealth for a nation. Standard measures do not incorporate investments in human capital (in standard national accounting, these expenditures are treated as consumption), depletion of a variety of natural resources, or pollution damages.