4th International Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics: Data collaboratives and trusted data
8-11-2017 – 10-11-2017 Bogota
Big Data, administrative data and traditional statistical data sources should be treated together via a multi-source approach; the challenge is not to overcome problems of using Big Data in itself, but to achieve trusted data collaboration; and in that respect the UN Global Working Group on Big Data needs a collaborative Global Platform for the overall organization of its work. Data collaboratives are a new challenge and new opportunity for the community of official statistics - in relation to Big Data, to the SDGs, to the sharing of data, services, technologies, and know how. The event is organized in collaboration of the UN Global Working Group, DANE and the Colombian Ministry for ICT.
Regional Training Workshop on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting in China
6-11-2017 – 8-11-2017 Beijing
This workshop is jointly organized by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, United Nations Statistics Division, United Nations Environment Programme and the European Union, in close collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, countries and other international organizations. The workshop will devote three days with international experts to discuss the conceptual framework of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) based on the recently developed Technical Recommendations of Ecosystem Accounting. Specifically, the programme of the will be organized around four themes:
1. Overview of the SEEA EEA and its implementation strategy
2. Core ecosystem accounting framework:
3. Valuation of Ecosystem Services:
4. Thematic Accounts
During the 3-day training participants will also discuss and share their experiences on the implementation of the SEEA EEA. The training may explore further technical issues related to the SEEA EEA, including the ecosystem-related indicators for Sustainable Development Goals and the SEEA Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry.
Inception Mission to China for the Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services project
31-10-2017 – 3-11-2017 Beijing
The United Nations Statistics Division, United Nations Environment Programme, and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity have launched the project "Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services" in China. The project, funded by the European Union, aims to mainstream natural capital accounting and valuation of ecosystem services in data driven decision and policy making. The objectives of the inception mission is to undertake consultations together with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of China with various line ministries and stakeholders for the development of a work programme for the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA EEA) in China. A stakeholder consultation meeting, hosted by the NBS, will take place from 1 to 2 November 2017 in Beijing, China, to 1) officially launch the project in China; 2) to identify how the SEEA EEA could support sustainable development policy initiatives in China; 3) to discuss and elaborate the statistical programme of Natural Capital Accounting in China, and 4) to discuss and agree on the project management arrangements and the work programme for the implementation of the project.