Regional Workshop on Environment Statistics and Climate Change Statistics for the CARICOM Region
  • St. George's, Grenada
  • 4-8 November 2019

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), in collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, is organizing a Workshop on Environment Statistics and Climate Change Statistics for the CARICOM Region to be held from 4 to 8 November 2019 in St. George's, Grenada. The Workshop is being hosted by the Central Statistical Office of Grenada.

The Workshop will offer technical knowledge to statisticians from the National Statistical Offices and experts in the Ministries of Environment (or equivalent institutions) in countries that have already embarked on environment statistics and are ready to receive further and in-depth training on the latest methodologies in environment statistics. Building on previous collaborative regional work undertaken by CARICOM and UNSD in environment statistics, the Workshop aims at providing detailed knowledge and understanding of the subject, thus allowing participants to identify gaps 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.

The Workshop will first provide an overview of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) endorsed by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its forty-fourth session in 2013 as the framework for strengthening environment statistics programmes in countries. It will then focus on topics particularly relevant in the region, such as climate change statistics, water and waste statistics, the environmentally-related SDG indicators, and the CARICOM core set of SDG indicators: environmental indicators.