Fifth Meeting of the Expert Group on Environment Statistics

16-05-2018  – 18-05-2018 New York

The Fifth Meeting of the Expert Group on Environment Statistics (EGES), organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), will be held in New York from 16 to 18 May 2018. The meeting will be attended by approximately 35 experts in environment statistics from countries and regional and international organizations.

The Statistical Commission at its forty-fourth session in 2013 endorsed the revised Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) as the framework for strengthening environment statistics programmes in countries and requested UNSD to convene a standing Expert Group on Environment Statistics to collaborate with UNSD to assist the Statistics Division in future methodological work and other aspects of the application of the revised Framework in countries.

The fifth meeting will discuss, inter alia: (i) the draft methodology sheets of the Manual for the Basic Set of Environment Statistics; (ii) the implementation of the FDES 2013 and the reporting template to summarize the results of the Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool (ESSAT); (iii) environmentally-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators; (iv) the regular biennial data collection in water and waste statistics via the UNSD/UNEP Questionnaire on Environment Statistics, as well as pilot testing in e-waste statistics; (v) environment statistics surveys, administrative data and reporting tools; and (vi) climate change statistics and indicators.

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  • Reena Shah, Tel.: Tel: +1 212 963 4586, E-mail:

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