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
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EAC project

ECOWAS project

ESCWA project


CARICOM project




Intersecretariat Working Group on Environment Statistics

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UNSD Workshop on Environment Statistics

The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam, organized a Workshop on Environment Statistics that was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 5 to 7 December 2011. The Workshop was attended by 17 participants from National Statistical Offices (NSOs) and Ministries of Environment or other relevant line ministries from five countries, including three national delegates from Cambodia, Laos, Timor Leste, Myanmar and five from Viet Nam (please see complete list of participants in Annex 1 of the final report) The participants worked together as national teams elaborating their national presentations according to the directions that had been sent to them in the preparatory phase. A representative of UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and a staff from UNESCAP Statistical Division also participated in the Workshop. The general goals of the 3-day Workshop were to review the state of environment statistics in the five countries, provide fundamental knowledge in the field, and assess the needs and resources to engage in future technical assistance and capacity building. The Workshop included the planned sessions organized to present and discuss (i) the assessment of the state of, and need for, environment statistics in the five countries; (ii) the fundamentals of environment statistics; (iii) existing methodological resources for the production of environment statistics; (iv) review of new developments in methodology, in particular the revision of the FDES and the Core Set of Environment Statistics; and (v) requirements for training and capacity building in environment statistics. The agenda of work, presentations and final report are presented here through the relevant links.