Environment Statistics
History and current activities
Brochure on Environment Statistics

FDES 2013

  Basic Set of Environment Statistics
  Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool
  Expert Group on Environment Statistics
  Manual on the Basic Set of Environment Statistics

International Recommendations for Water Statistics

Environmental surveys

Concepts and methods in Environment Statistics



UNSD environmental indicators

  Country Snapshots
  Country Files
(Limited access)
Technical cooperation


EAC project

ECOWAS project

ESCWA project


CARICOM project




Intersecretariat Working Group on Environment Statistics

Reports to the Statistical Commission
ENVSTATS newsletters
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  International and regional data sources
  Environmental accounting
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Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics

The FDES was accompanied by two reports in 1988 and 1991 entitled Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics, one on human settlements and the other on the natural environment. These reports describe detailed sets of statistical variables within the FDES; they are to facilitate the identification and selection of statistical series for national and international data collection. Although the reports do not make recommendations for the implementation of a statistical programme, they provide a starting point for the identification of appropriate statistical series and have been used by many countries for organizing environmental and related socio-economic information. They have also been used for assessing data availability or gaps in statistical programmes and selecting high priority statistics and indicators.

Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics: Human Settlements Statistics? A Technical Report
Series: F, No. 51
Sales number: 88.XVII.14
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]*[Chinese]*[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]

Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics--Statistics of the Natural Environment
Series: F, No. 57
Sales number: 91.XVII.18
Languages:Click for help *[Arabic]*[Chinese]*[English]*[French]*[Russian]*[Spanish]

United Nations Statistics Division - Environment Statistics