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2019 Compendium of Bicol Region Environmental Statistics

Publication Contents & Uses

The environment provides goods and services essential to human being. The human sub-system uses the environment for habitat, to obtain important physical resources and as recipient or sink for various residuals. Human societies, as well as their production and consumption patterns, affect the quality and condition of the environment, its natural processes and its capacity to provide goods and services (UN FDES, 2013). The changing environment, in turn, affects humans in different ways over time. Hence, Environmental Conditions and Quality is central to the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES) including five other components which were established based on their relationship with Component One.