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Seminar on Energy Statistics and Energy Balances

23-05-2016  – 25-05-2016 Beijing

This workshop, organised by UNSD and the Chinese NBS (and hosted by the NBS) is arranged as part of the China Trust Fund. The objectives of this workshop will be to present the international standards and guidelines on energy statistics and balances, as well as to build capacity on: (i) current efforts on energy statistics and indicators within the context of the SDGs effort, (ii) assessing the needs for adapting global energy SDGs, targets and indicators to the national circumstances; and (iii) discussing plans of actions for improving national programmes to incorporate energy statistics international methodology aiming at producing accurate energy statistics, balances and indicators to serve national policy needs. About 100 participants are expected, with up to 60 from China and representatives from other countries of the region.

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13th regional JODI training workshop

18-05-2016  – 20-05-2016 Beijing

The International Energy Forum (IEF) in collaboration with the JODI partners APERC, Eurostat, the GECF, IEA, OPEC, OLADE and UNSD is organizing the 13th Regional JODI Training Workshop, hosted by the China National Petroleum Corporation. The Workshop aims to improve the quality and availability of monthly oil data and train participants in the collection and reporting of monthly gas data within the JODI programme, for countries across Asia.

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10th Meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics

10-05-2016  – 13-05-2016 Aguascalientes

The Oslo group on energy statistics is tasked to address issues related to energy statistics and contribute to improved international standards and improved methods for official energy statistics by pooling expertise in the energy community. The main output of the Oslo Group to date has been the development of the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics, adopted by the UN Statistical Commission in 2011. The focus of this latest meeting will be on the new working groups identified at the previous meeting, covering topics such as the uses of administrative data sources for energy data collection and metadata, use of electronic data collection and SDMX, energy data dissemination practices and quality reviews of energy data.

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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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Strengthening basic statistics to support the Sustainable Development Goals

23-02-2016  – 26-02-2016 Quito

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 Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on 23-26 February.

The workshop, entitled “Strengthening basic statistics to support the Sustainable Development Goals” will take place on 23-26 February 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, and is co-organized by the statistical office of Ecuador – INEC.

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 will take place in March/April 2016, for the Asia Pacific region in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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Training for trainers on energy statistics and balances in the Arab region

09-03-2014  – 13-03-2014 Muscat

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) is organizing a Training for trainers on Energy Statistics and Balances in the Arab region on 9-13 March 2014 in Muscat, Oman. The training is organized in cooperation with the Statistical Center for the Cooperation Council for the Arab countries of the Gulf (GCC Stat), the International Energy Agency and UNSD. The aim of the workshop is (a) to build capacity of experts in energy statistics to collect basic energy statistics and compile energy balances and (b) to review the links between energy statistics and energy accounts, energy efficiency indicators and CO2 emissions. UNSD staff will participate as a resource person in the training.

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9th regional JODI training workshop

25-02-2014  – 27-02-2014 Baku

The International Energy Forum (IEF) in collaboration with the JODI partners APEC, Eurostat, IEA, OPEC, OLADE and UNSD is organizing the 9th Regional JODI Training Workshop on 25-27 February 2014 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Workshop aims to improve the quality and availability of monthly oil data and train participants in the collection and reporting of monthly gas data within the JODI programme. The work on gas data is especially important in light of the upcoming launch of the JODI-Gas database in May 2014. UNSD staff will participate as a resource person in the training.

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8th meeting of the Oslo group on energy statistics

24-09-2013  – 27-09-2013 Baku

The 8th meeting of the Oslo Group will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 24-27 September 2013 and will be hosted by the State Statistical Committee of Azerbaijan. The meeting will gather experts in energy statistics from countries and international/regional organizations to discuss issues in energy statistics and advance concepts and methods. This meeting of the Oslo Group will focus on the review of the complete draft of the Energy Statistics Compilers Manual (ESCM) which is being prepared to support the implementation of the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Energy (SEEA-Energy). It will also discuss future directions of the city group.

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Training workshop on environment and energy statistics for Arab countries

08-09-2013  – 12-09-2013 Amman

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) together with the Arab Institute for Training and Research in Statistics (AITRS) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) is organizing a Training Workshop on Environment and Energy Statistics for Arab Countries from 8-12 September 2013 in Amman, Jordan. This workshop, which is envisaged as first in a series of workshops on environment and energy statistics, will review the basic concepts, methods and international recommendations on environment and energy statistics as well as the main interrelationships between the two areas. It will also provide a forum for sharing country experiences and will identify priority areas for the region for the subsequent training workshops.

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Expert group meeting on the System of environmental-economic accounting-Energy (SEEA-Energy)

10-10-2011  – 13-10-2011 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a meeting of the Expert Group on System of Environmental-Economic Accounting-Energy (SEEA-Energy) in New York from October 5-7. The expert group consists of energy accountants and statisticians from national statistics offices as well as international organizations. The main objective of the meeting is to review and discuss the current draft of the SEEA-Energy. In particular, participants will focus on a number of important topics related to the structure of the publication, its content and organization. Participants will also discuss issues that emerged as a result of the initial consultation on the document. The recommendations from the expert group will provide inputs in the final draft of the SEEA which is shortly being submitted to global consultation and in the finalization of the SEEA-Energy.

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International workshop on energy statistics

27-09-2011  – 30-09-2011 Baku

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in cooperation with the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan is organizing an International Workshop on Energy Statistics. This workshop is being organized as part of the implementation process of the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) which have been recently adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission. The main objectives of this Workshop are to train participants on the implementation of the recommendations contained in IRES; review and discuss issues that countries face in the collection, compilation and dissemination of energy statistics and share national experiences. The discussions at the Workshop will also contribute to the development of the Energy Statistics Compilers Manual (ESCM).

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2nd meeting of expert group on energy statistics

02-11-2010  – 05-11-2010 New York

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Energy Statistics from 2-5 November 2010 in New York. The main purpose of the meeting is to review and endorse the provisional draft of the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) prior to its submission to the United Nations Statistical Commission for adoption at its 42nd Session (22-25 February 2011). The Expert Group will review the results of the worldwide consultation on the provisional draft of IRES that took place during the period from July to August 2010 and advise on their incorporation in the final draft. During this meeting a number of issues relevant to the preparation of the Energy Statistics Compilers Manual (ESCM) and to the development of the implementation programme of the revised recommendations will be discussed. The meeting will gather experts from countries and international/regional organizations active in energy statistics.

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5th meeting of the United Nations Committee of experts on environmental-economic accounting (UNCEEA)

23-06-2010  – 25-06-2010 New York

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting (UNCEEA) is an intergovernmental body providing strategic vision and direction to environmental-economic accounting and related statistics. The Fifth UNCEEA meeting will discuss progress made in resolving the issues in the issue list for Volume 1 of the revised System of Environmental and Economic Accounts (SEEA). It will also discuss the proposal for a list of issues for Volume 2 in particular related to the classification of ecosystem services and their valuation. Papers related to climate change, sustainability and integrated resources management will also be presented that are the themes of Volume 3 on the applications of the SEEA. Progress in drafting the SEEA-Energy, the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics and their synergies will be discussed.

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5th meeting of the Oslo group on energy statistics

01-02-2010  – 04-02-2010 Cork

The 5th meeting of the Oslo Group on Energy Statistics will review and discuss the provisional draft of the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES). The preparation of IRES has been undertaken following the recommendations of the UN Statistical Commission to update the UN manual on energy statistics and to further develop international standards in energy statistics. The agenda include, among others, the following topics: classification of energy products, measurement units and conversion factors, statistical units and data items, data sources and collection strategies, energy balances data quality and data dissemination.

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International workshop on energy statistics

02-12-2008  – 05-12-2008 Aguascalientes

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), jointly with the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of Mexico is organizing an International Workshop on Energy Statistics.  The Workshop is part of the consultation process on the draft International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES). The main objectives of the Workshop are to: train participants on current methods and practices in energy statistics; review and discuss issues they face in the collection, compilation and dissemination of energy statistics; and contribute to the development of international recommendations for energy statistics.

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Expert group meeting on energy and environment statistics

07-08-2006  – 09-08-2006 Abuja

TUNSD, in collaboration with ECOWAS, executed a project entitled “Strengthening Statistical Capacity-building in Support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Region of the Economic Community of West African States”, which main objective was to strengthen the national statistical systems in the 15 countries of the ECOWAS region in support of the MDGs as well as in statistical fields such as energy and environment statistics. As part of the follow-up to the project, ECOWAS is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on Energy and Environment Statistics in collaboration with UNSD to be held in Abuja in August.

The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss and finalize strategic frameworks for strengthening capacity in the development and institutionalization of energy and environment statistics in the ECOWAS region. Experts from national statistical offices and energy/environment ministries/agencies in the ECOWAS region will participate in the meeting. The strategic frameworks for energy and environment statistics include the objectives, actions and outputs of long-term programmes of energy and environment statistics and demonstrate the transition from a project to established programmes, hence implying sustainability of the UNSD/ECOWAS project. The outputs of the meeting will be presented for approval to the ECOWAS Steering Committee meeting to be held on 28 August 2006.

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Workshop on energy and environment statistics for the Gulf Council Countries

01-05-2006  – 03-05-2006 Doha

The workshop is organized and hosted by The Planning Council of Qatar. Experts from the statistical offices and other governmental agencies of the GCC countries are to attend the meeting.

The workshop is to overview the activities of the United Nations Statistics Division with special emphasis on energy and environment statistics and support to build and increase capacities to improve energy and environment statistics and indicators. Also it is to discuss environment statistics and environmental impact assessment, frameworks, concepts and definitions, significance of legal and institutional frameworks and overview the annual questionnaires. Furthermore, it is to provide a forum for exchanges of information on the status of the national energy and environment statistics and to support establishing a network of energy and environment statisticians and other experts in the GCC countries.

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Working session on emerging trends and best practices in data dissemination

06-02-2006  – 08-02-2006 Oslo

Following the decision of the Bureau of the Statistical Commission, Statistics Norway invited countries and organizations to participate at the first meeting of the newly established city group on energy statistics, the Oslo Group, to be held on 6-8 February 2006 in Oslo, Norway.

The Oslo Group is designed to be a forum for the countries to discuss methodological issues, learn from good practices and to contribute to the methodological development of energy statistics. In a longer perspective, an objective will also be to harmonise energy statistics among countries, and thereby support the improvement of international energy statistics. As content and success of the work of the city group depend on the contributions from the countries, countries are encouraged to consider which area of energy statistics they are to contribute in the coming years of work ahead of Oslo Group. 

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Workshop on energy statistics with special focus on oil statistics

15-03-2005  – 17-03-2005 Abuja

UNSD, in collaboration with International Energy Agency (IEA), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Secretariat, is organising a workshop on energy statistics with a special focus on oil statistics. The workshop will be hosted by the ECOWAS Secretariat and will be held in Abuja, Nigeria from 15 to 17 March 2005 within the framework of the project on Strengthening Statistical Capacity-Building in Support of the Millennium Development Goals in the region of (ECOWAS). The objective of the workshop is to build and increase capacities to improve basic energy statistics and indicators and also provide a forum for exchanges of information on the status of the national energy statistics and establish a network of energy statisticians in selected ESOWAS countries.


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