Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics
The Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)
is a flexible, multi-purpose conceptual and statistical framework that is
comprehensive and integrative in nature. It marks out the scope of
environment statistics and provides an organizing structure to guide
the collection and compilation of environment statistics at the
national level. It brings together data from the various relevant
subject areas and sources. It is broad and holistic in nature, covering
the issues and aspects of the environment that are relevant for policy
analysis and decision making by applying it to cross-cutting issues
such as climate change.
Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)
(Final Draft Subject to Official Editing)
The development of the FDES 2013 was undertaken through an Expert
The FDES 2013, including the Core Set of Environment Statistics, as
well as an Action Plan for putting the FDES to work, were endorsed by
the 44th session of the Statistical Commission (New York, 26 February
– 1 March 2013).
The FDES 2013 was preceded by the FDES 1984
also developed by UNSD.
A brochure describing the developments and
use of the FDES 2013 is available in the following languages:
[Arabic] [Chinese] [English] [Espa˝ol] [Franšais] [Russian]
United Nations Statistics Division - Environment