In the Asia-Pacific region, a lack of availability of environment statistics persists. Many countries do not have sufficient data and indicators on the state of their natural resources, factors that affect the quality of their environments and impacts of changes to the environment on economic and social well-being. The outcome of Rio+20 has highlighted the urgent need to improve capacity for producing environment statistics, for integrating these with information on other development pillars, and for producing indicators of sustainable development. SIAP works with statistical development partners in implementing a training programme series on environmental statistics and accounts (SEEA), in support of the SDGs.
Training Programme on Climate Change Related Statistics and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Pacific Island Countries
17 - 21 September 2018 | Nadi, Fiji
Development of evidence-based sustainable development strategies and policies relies on available and reliable statistics. Mainstreaming the measurement of environment concerns as part of the regular data collection programs of national statistical offices would give policy makers the means with which to make balanced policy choices for sustainable development. Such measurements will also assist with monitoring national and international sustainable development initiatives, including the sustainable development goals, the SAMOA Pathway for Small Island Developing States and the Pacific SDG Roadmap.
Regional Training Course on Climate Change-Related Statistics
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[27 November – 1 December 2017 | Chiba, Japan]
First E-learning Course on the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) Central Framework
[9 October – 10 November 2017 | On-line]
In-person phase: Training Program on the
System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Central Framework for Asia Pacific (SEEA)
The SEEA has been identified as one of the useful frameworks for the purpose of monitoring and reporting for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in support of an inclusive and people-centered sustainable development. The purpose of the training programme is to help participants in acquiring knowledge and skills about compiling environmental-economic accounts; to facilitate information sharing among countries; and to support countries to set up a strategy and work plan for the SEEA implementation. The in-person phase builds upon the online phase of the training that started on 27 October and is scheduled to conclude on 18 December. The in-person training will provide a unique opportunity for participants who had already acquired an understanding of basic SEEA concepts to improve their knowledge through practical exercises and discussions on implementation issues.
[23-26 February 2016 , SIAP Headquarters, Chiba, Japan ]
Training Programme on the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting Central Framework for Asian and Pacific Countries (SEEA)
The training programme is based on a blended learning format consisting of three phases: an online course, an on-site training and a follow up phase.
[27 October - 18 December 2015, On-line]