Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)
The Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) is a flexible, multi-purpose conceptual and statistical framework that is comprehensive and integrative in nature. It marks out the scope of environment statistics and provides an organizing structure to guide the collection and compilation of environment statistics at the national level. It brings together data from the various relevant subject areas and sources. It is broad and holistic in nature, covering the issues and aspects of the environment that are relevant for policy analysis and decision making by applying it to cross-cutting issues such as climate change.
The FDES 2013 is available in the following languages:
The development of the FDES 2013 was undertaken through an Expert Group process.
The FDES 2013 was preceded by the FDES 1984 also developed by UNSD.
The Statistical Commission, at its 44th session (New York, 26 February - 1 March 2013) endorsed the revised FDES 2013 as the framework for strengthening environment statistics programmes in countries, and recognized it as a useful tool in the context of sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda. It also endorsed the action plan (Blueprint for Action) and the establishment of an Expert Group on Environment Statistics.
A brochure describing the developments and use of the FDES 2013 is available in the following languages:
* The translations have been provided voluntarily by external institutions as follows.
Arabic: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
French: African Development Bank (AfDB). Final Word version submitted for copy preparation and proof reading at the United Nations
Portuguese: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)-Brazil and Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica (IBGE)
Russian: Russian Federal State Statistics Service (ROSSTAT)
Spanish: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of Mexico
Climate Change Statistics
- Basic Set of Environment Statistics
- FDES 2013 brochure
- Blueprint for Action
- Environment statistics compendia
- 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