Measuring progress towards achieving a green economy

29-03-2016  – 01-04-2016 Ulaanbaatar

UN DESA’s Statistics Division is organizing the final regional workshop within the UN Development Account project “Supporting Developing Countries Measure Progress Towards Achieving a Green Economy” in cooperation with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) on 29 March – 1April.

The workshop, entitled “Strengthening basic statistics to support the Sustainable Development Goals” will take place on 29 March-1 April 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and is co-organized by the national statistical office of Mongolia.

The workshop will summarize and evaluate the activities of the project, provide a forum for the sharing of experiences among the pilot and non-pilot countries of the project, as well as discuss ways to apply the knowledge gained in producing statistics and indicators in the domains of environment, energy, agriculture and industry to the proposed indicators for measuring the targets for key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The workshop will also discuss how the work carried out in this project will be linked to future activities by UNSD and partnering agencies, including, but not limited to, the measurement of the SDGs.

A similar workshop took place in February 2016, for the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in Quito, Ecuador.

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