Training Programme on Climate Change Related Statistics and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) for Pacific Island Countries
UN ESCAP, through its Pacific Office, Statistics Division and the United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific, is organising a Training Programme on Climate Change Related Statistics and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) for Pacific Island Countries in Nadi from 17-27 September 2018.
Participants will be from statistics offices and line ministries/ departments representing: Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
The objectives of the workshop include:
• Improved understanding of basic concepts and frameworks on statistics related to climate change and SEEA;
• To produce selected climate change-related indicators using national data, and acquire basic knowledge and skills on the SEEA accounting principles and identify basic data needs for compiling accounts;
• Facilitate experience sharing among participating countries, and to understand country plans, and identify opportunities for collaboration; and
• Promote the use of SEEA and climate change related statistics in policy formulation and monitoring.