## 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.

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##### Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics: Human Settlements Statistics? A Technical Report

**Series:** F, No. 51

**Sales number:** 88.XVII.14

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##### Concepts and Methods of Environment Statistics--Statistics of the Natural Environment

## Recent updates

- Fifth Meeting of the Expert Group on Environment Statistics
- SDG indicators + Basic Set (FDES) matrix
- UNSD environmental indicators Country Snapshots
- Manual on the Basic Set of Environment Statistics
- Reports to the Statistical Commission
- Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)

## FDES 2013

- Basic Set of Environment Statistics
- FDES 2013 brochure
- Blueprint for Action
- Environment statistics compendia applying FDES 2013
- Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool
- Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)
- SDG indicators + Basic Set (FDES) matrix
- Manual on the Basic Set of Environment Statistics
- Expert Group on Environment Statistics

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