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Research and development - environmental protection (COFOG-A 055)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.113.

Research and development - environmental protection (COFOG-A 055) consists of government expenditure on research and development relating to environmental protection. Definitions of basic research, applied research and experimental development are given under COFOG-A 014 and COFOG-A 015. This category is further classified into:

  • research and development - environmental protection (COFOG-A 0551).

Research and development - environmental protection (COFOG-A 0551)

A1C.114.

Research and development - environmental protection (COFOG-A 0551) consists of:

  • the administration and operation of government agencies engaged in applied research and experimental development related to environmental protection; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support applied research and experimental development related to environmental protection undertaken by non-government bodies such as research institutes and universities.

Includes: Research and experimental development into problems of pollution abatement and control; research and development into protection and remediation of soil and water bodies.

Excludes: Basic research (classified to basic research (COFOG-A 0141)).