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critical load
(1) Carrying capacity is the ability of eco-systems/the earth to bear environmental load without significant damage. The threshold is the critical load. (2) The maximum load that a given system can tolerate before failing. [definition source: dataservice, http://dataservice.eea.eu.int]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

The maximum load that a given system can tolerate before failing. (Source: GRAHAWa)

Terminology source: http://www.eionet.europa.eu

(1) Carrying capacity is the ability of eco-systems/the earth to bear environmental load without significant damage. The threshold is the critical load. (2) The maximum load that a given system can tolerate before failing. [definition source: 1) EEA. 1999. Making sustainability accountable: Eco-efficiency, resource productivity and innovation. Topic report No 11/1999. 2) ETC/CDS. General Environmental Multilingual Thesaurus (GEMET 2000)]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

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