Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Department of Economic and Social
AGENDA 21 CHAPTERS AND PROGRAMME AREAS OF PARTICULAR FOCUS OR INTEREST:
See check list in annex.
BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF AND LINKS TO INFORMATION ACTIVITIES:
Collection, Observation, Monitoring
Methodologies, Quality Control, Harmonization
Standard concepts and methods of environment statistics, indicators
and accounting are being developed.
Publications of technical reports on concepts and methods of Environment
Statistics including a glossary of environment statistics, and a Handbook
on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting.
Analysis of sustainable economic growth by means of environmental accounting
in selected developing countries (chapter 2 - International cooperation
to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and related
Technique used is integrated
Development of Environmental Indicators and Indicators of Sustainable
Development. Preparation of a manual on environmental indicators.
Expert Systems/Decision-support systems
Dissemination of information
via newsletters on programmatic activities.
Environmental and sustainable development indicators being developed
to inform decision-makers. Questionnaire on environmental indicators
being developed which will be sent to all national statistical services.
Network Development and Support
Network/list of environmental statisticians (hardcopy not a computer
In connection with case studies of environmental accounting, help decision-makers
Technical assistance to developing countries and countries in transition
in the establishment of programmes of environment statistics and accounting.
Identification of data gaps as part of country projects in environmental
statistics and accounting.
Office/Person (for inquiries or follow-up):
Environment, Energy and Industry Statistics Branch
United Nations Statistics Division
DC2-1650, 2 U.N. Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10017, USA
Tel: +212 963 4571
Fax: +212 963 0623
Earthwatch Focal Point
April 1997, updated April 1999