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
Useful links
  National data sources
  International and regional data sources
  Environmental accounting
Contact us

Intersecretariat Working Group on Environment Statistics (IWG-ENV)

There are many international and regional organizations engaging in the collection and compilation of environmental statistics. The UN Statistical Commission, at its 34th session, empowered UNSD to convene the Intersecretariat Working Group on Environment Statistics (IWG-ENV) to coordinate and harmonize the development of standards, methods, data collections and capacity building programmes in environment statistics.

The permanent members of the IWG-ENV are organisations/agencies that have a well-established international programme on environment statistics, including direct and regular collection of comprehensive environment statistics from countries. Other organisations/agencies and countries with experience in specific areas of environment statistics are invited to participate in specific IWG-ENV activities.

Inventory of environmental data collection, reporting and dissemination

Coordination Activities

Scheduled data collections
IWG-ENV Reports to the Statistical Commission
Work Session on Water Statistics

Current Members

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)