Meetings


The Oslo Group has arranged annual meetings since the establishment of the group in 2005.

The reports of previous meetings of the Oslo Group are available here.




Tenth meeting of the Oslo Group

10-13 May 2016   Aguascalientes, Mexico

The 10th meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics was hosted by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The meeting focused on the new working groups.

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Ninth meeting of the Oslo Group

5-8 May 2014   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 9th meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics was hosted by the National Bureau of Statistics in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The meeting focused on the new topics identified in the updated work plan of the Oslo Group.

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Eighth meeting of the Oslo Group

24-27 September 2013   Baku, Azerbaijan

The eigth meeting of the Oslo Group on energy Statistics was hosted by the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku, azerbaijan. The meeting was dedicated to the review of the first complete draft of the Energy Statsitics Compilers Manual (ESCM). The manual is intended to assist energy statistics compilers in the implementation of the International Recommendations of Energy Statistics (IRES) and parts of the forthcoming System of Environmental-Economic Accouning for Energy (SEEA-Energy).

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Seventh meeting of the Oslo Group

23-26 October 2012   Helsinki, Finland

The 7th Oslo Group meeting was held in Helsinki, Finland from 23-26 October 2012 and was hosted by Statistics Finland. The main objectives of the meeting were to the review and provide feedback to the draft chapters of the Energy Statistics Compilers Manual (ESCM), share country experiences and agree of the future steps for the preparation of the ESCM. The meeting gathered 37 representatives from 19 countries and 4 international organizations (UNSD, IEA, IAEA, Eurostat).

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Sixth meeting of the Oslo Group

2-5 May 2011   Canberra, Australia

The sixth meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics was held from 2-5 May 2011 in Canberra, Australia. The meeting was dedicated to the preparation of the Energy Statistics Compilers Manual (ESCM). It was hosted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and gathered 24 representatives from 16 countries and 3 international organizations (UNSD, IEA, IAEA).

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Fifth meeting of the Oslo Group

February 2010   Cork, Ireland

The Fifth meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics was held from 1-4 February 2010 in Cork, Ireland. The meeting was dedicated to the review of "Version 0" draft of the International Recommendations of Energy Statistics (IRES), which was prepared by UNSD and writing teams consisting of representatives from member countries. The meeting was co-hosted by the Central Statistical Office of Ireland and Sustainable Energy Ireland, and gathered about 34 representatives from 19 countries and 4 international organizations (UNSD, IEA, IAEA and Eurostat).

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Second virtual meeting of the Oslo Group

November 2009   Virtual meeting

The Second Virtual Oslo Group meeting was dedicated to the review of the preliminary drafts and outlines of the IRES chapters 1, 2, 3, 7 and 11 with two issue paper on gross versus net calorific values and on monitoring the quality of energy statistics. The meeting took place at the Oslo Group web site. All Oslo Group members were invited to participate in the meeting.

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First virtual meeting of the Oslo Group

31 August – 18 September 2009   Virtual meeting

The First Virtual Oslo Group meeting was dedicated to the review of the preliminary drafts and outlines of the IRES chapters 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 with issue paper on confidentiality prepared by the writing teams based on the draft chapters and their conclusions presented at the fourth meeting of the Oslo Group. The first virtual meeting took place at the Oslo Group website. All Oslo Group members were invited to participate in the meeting, and representatives from 6 countries (Austria, Canada, Ireland, Norway, South Africa and Sweden) and 2 organizations (IEA, UNSD) posted comments to the draft chapters and the issue paper during the three weeks the meeting lasted.

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Fourth meeting of the Oslo Group

2 - 6 February 2009   Ottawa, Canada

The fourth meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics took place from 2-6 February 2009 in Ottawa, Canada. The meeting was dedicated to the review of the preliminary drafts and outlines of the IRES chapters prepared by UNSD based on the work of the Oslo Group and taking into account the format and structure of other international recommendations approved by the Statistics Commission for other areas of basic economic statistics. The meeting was hosted by Statistics Canada and gathered about 23 representatives from 14 countries and 4 international organizations (UNSD, IEA, IAEA and UNECE).

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Third meeting of the Oslo Group

4-6 February 2008   Vienna, Austria

The third meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics took place from 4-6 February 2008 in Vienna, Austria. The main objective of the meeting was to review progress on the updateing of international recommendations on energy statistics according to a list of issues.

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Second meeting of the Oslo Group

5-7 February 2007   Dehli, India

The second meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics was held in Delhi, India 5-7 February 2007. The meeting was hosted by the Government of India, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (Central Statistical Organisation). 33 delegates from 16 countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, India, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and Yemen) and 4 international organisations (IAEA, IEA, IMF and UNSD) attended the meeting.

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First meeting of the Oslo Group

6-8 February 2006   Oslo, Norway

The first meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics was held in Oslo, Norway, from 6-8 February 2006. The topics covered in the agenda included: the indentification of user needs, the scope of official energy statistics, coordination with the Inter-secretariat Working Group on energy statistics, selected methodological and quality problems in energy statistics, important energy statistics systems and harmonization needs, the work plan for the Oslo group, measurement of changes in energy efficiency, and methods for improving consistency in statistics on a national level and reducint response burden.

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