marginal abatement cost | MAC
SAINMHÍNIÚ The cost of reducing or not emitting one additional unit or tonne of, for instance, a pollutant or carbon. TAGAIRT UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) glossary http://uknea.unep-wcmc.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=X%2B%2BO2dpIXW0%3D&tabid=82 [29.11.2011] and EconPort http://www.econport.org/content/handbook/Environmental/pollution-control-revised/Abatement-MAC.html [21.11.2011]
NÓTA The marginal abatement cost of each additional unit is greater than that of the one before. The closer a firm gets to eliminating the last remnants of pollution, the greater the marginal abatement cost.<br>See also emissions reduction/abatement [IATE:927281 ].