In the domain “Environmental protection and supervision”, Statistics Estonia publishes statistics on environmental taxes and environmental protection expenditures of enterprises and local governments.
Environmental taxes are economic instruments, where the goal is to motivate sustainable use of natural resources and to reduce negative environmental effect.
Environmental protection expenditures are expenditures on equipment or on services, where the main purpose is to prevent, reduce or eliminate pollution of the environment. Expenditures on the environmental research and development as well as on the maintenance of biological diversity and landscapes are included.
Environmental supervision data for the year 2000 are also available in the domain “Environmental protection and supervision”.