Workshop on Environment Statistics and Information for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region
- Beirut, Lebanon
- 12-16 November 2018
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Environment Programme, and the European Environment Agency (EEA) is organizing a Workshop on Environment Statistics and Information for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region. The Workshop will be held from 12 to 16 November 2018 at the ESCWA Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon.
The Workshop will focus on, inter alia, building national capacities for the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013). The Workshop will also provide training on selected topics of environment statistics, in particular on waste and water statistics, as well on environmentally-related SDG indicators and climate change statistics. The Workshop aims at providing statisticians from National Statistical Offices and experts from selected Ministries of Environment (or equivalent institutions) in the region with detailed knowledge and understanding of approaches to environment statistics, thus allowing them to identify gaps and deficiencies in environmental data, and contribute to the production of regular, accurate and reliable environment statistics that can allow developing environmental indicators and accounts relevant to policy making and SDGs monitoring.