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.
National Mission (Bilateral Consultations and Workshop) on Strengthening Environment Statistics for Improved Monitoring of Sustainable Development in Equatorial Guinea
The mission to Equatorial Guinea is part of a series of events of DESA/SD’s regular programme of technical cooperation to support the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) in member states. The mission will comprise two activities, bilateral consultations with the National Statistical Office (NSO) and a national workshop on environment statistics. The aim of the bilateral discussions is to engage in detailed discussions with the counterparts in the NSO about the main issues regarding environment statistics in the country, have a better understanding of the main data gaps, and examine the way forward and identify steps to be taken to finalize the work plan and fill data gaps. The main goal of the national workshop is to bring the stakeholders together to increase awareness of the need for environment statistics in the country. For this purpose, the FDES 2013 and the Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool (ESSAT) will be used extensively in the workshop. A draft national work plan will also be discussed during the workshop.
Supporting the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013)
27-11-2017 – 01-12-2017 Libreville
UN DESA’s Statistics Division is organizing a sub-regional workshop entitled “Workshop on Environment Statistics in support of the implementation of the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) for the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) region”, in collaboration with the African Development Bank. It will take place in Libreville, Gabon from 27 November to 1 December 2017, with on-ground support being provided by the ECCAS Secretariat and the Government of Gabon. Several other international and inter-governmental organizations are expected to participate in the Workshop, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), l’Institut Sous-régional de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ISSEA), la Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC), La Commission Régionale des Pêches du Golfe de Guinée, (COREP), Pool Energétique de l'Afrique Centrale (PEAC) and L’Observatoire Économique et Statistique d’Afrique Subsaharienne (AFRISTAT).