National Workshop on Environment Statistics and Climate Change Statistics
  • Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
  • 12-14 November 2019

A three-day national workshop on Environment Statistics and Climate Change Statistics was conducted in St. George's, Grenada from 12 to 14 November 2019. The main goal was to increase visibility of environment statistics through the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) and build technical capacity in this subject area in the country, by bringing the stakeholders together to assess work undertaken by Grenada in recent years and to provide hands-on training on priority topics such as climate change, hazardous events and disasters, water, waste, land, environmental health, biodiversity and forest statistics. These topics were discussed in the context of reporting obligations under the corresponding Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), the environmentally-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national policies including 'Blue Growth' for which there is a strong need to develop marine/ocean statistics. In addition, the workshop participants adopted a set of recommendations, including: setting up an Inter-agency Committee and a Technical Sub-committee on Environment and Climate Change Statistics; the Government of Grenada becoming a signatory to and ratify the various MEAs that they have not signed on to or ratified as yet; development of a National Action Plan (NAP) for Environment Statistics; implementation of the FDES 2013 and the Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool (ESSAT); and participation in the Global Consultation on Climate Change Statistics and Indicators.