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Expert Forum for Producers and Users of Climate Change-related Statistics 2021

Expert Forum for Producers and Users of Climate Change-related Statistics 2021

31 August - 03 September 2021

The UNECE Expert Fora for Producers and Users of Climate Change-Related Statistics have been organized annually since 2014 to serve as a platform for collaboration, sharing ideas and experience, discussing concepts and measurement issues, and identifying areas for development of practical guidance. The Expert Fora provide a link between producers and users of climate information and follow up on the Conference of European Statisticians’ Recommendations on Climate Change-Related Statistics endorsed in 2014 by more than 60 countries and international organizations. Documents from previous editions of the Expert Fora can be found on the web pages of past meetings.

Programme and Concept Note

The meeting will take place as an online meeting with simultaneous interpretation English and Russian using the Interprefy platform.

Connection details will be sent to registered participants one day prior to the meeting.


11389 _ Concept Note _ 356122 _ English _ 773 _ 326424 _ pdf
11389 _ Provisional Programme _ 359038 _ English _ 773 _ 334104 _ pdf
11389 _ Provisional Programme _ 359038 _ Russian _ 864 _ 334141 _ pdf
11389 _ Climate change-related statistics in practice 2021 _ 359153 _ English _ 773 _ 333751 _ pdf
11389 _ Interprefy instructions _ 359175 _ English _ 773 _ 333629 _ pdf
11389 _ Interprefy instructions _ 359175 _ Russian _ 864 _ 333630 _ pdf

Session 1: Setting the scene (31 August, 14:30-17:30)

Session Chair: Arthur Denneman (UNECE Steering Group Chair, Statistics Netherlands) 

The main objective of the session is to provide a common foundation for the sessions on the following days. The session will be an opportunity to take stock of the recent work of the Steering Group, share information about recent developments at the global level and present the outcomes of other work under the Conference of European Statisticians relevant for climate change-related statistics.


Keynote speech: "Transformative change – the role of future data and statistics in response to climate change impacts" by Dr Youssef Nassef, Director of the UNFCCC Adaptation Division and Chair of the World Adaptation Science Programme
- Climate change-related statistics in the UNECE region (Arthur Denneman, Statistics Netherlands, Chair of the UNECE Steering Group)
- Recent developments concerning the Paris Agreement and its Work Programme (Lornaliza Kogler, UNFCCC)
- Global set of climate change statistics and indicators - update on the global consultation (Reena Shah, UNSD)
- Overview of activities related to measuring climate change in the ECLAC region (Alberto Malmierca, ECLAC)
- Outcomes of the 1st Expert Forum for Producers and Users of Disaster-related Statistics and the Joint OECD/UNECE Seminar on SEEA Implementation (Michael Nagy, UNECE)
- Measuring green finance: new challenge for NSOs? (Olivier Thunus, STATEC Luxembourg)

Please note that in June 2021, the plenary session of the Conference of European Statisticians discussed “Official statistics for climate action” based on papers prepared by the Netherlands; Eurostat, IMF and OECD; and UNFCCC. The papers and presentations from that session can be found on the CES plenary session web page, under agenda item III. 

Session 2: Measuring climate change vulnerability and adaptation (1 September, 14:30-17:30)

Session Chair: Giovanna Tagliacozzo (Italian National Institute of Statistics) 

This session will follow up on the session on measuring climate change adaptation at the 2020 Expert Forum. The presentations and conclusions from the 2020 meeting are available on the meeting website in English and Russian.


- Data, indicators, and monitoring & evaluation for adaptation (Maryam Navi, UNFCCC)
- Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation (Marianne Zandersen, Aarhus University)
- Global set of climate change statistics and indicators - findings on adaptation (Emil Ivanov, UNSD)
- Identifying economic activities related to climate change adaptation (Monika Wozowczyk, Eurostat)
- Case studies of measuring climate change adaptation - presentation of the template (Malgorzata Cwiek, UNECE)
- Impacts of unusual weather on GDP (Arthur Denneman, Statistics Netherlands)
- Measuring climate change adaptation through the National Atlas on Vulnerability to Climate Change and M&E tools (Margarita Caso, National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change in Mexico)

Session 3: Carbon footprint and consumption-based emissions (2 September, 14:30-17:30)

Session Chair: Olivier Thunus (National Institute of Statistics of Luxembourg).

This session will discuss concepts, experiences and challenges related to producing and using carbon footprints and consumption-based emissions. Carbon footprint is indicator 15 of the CES Set of Core Climate Change-related Indicators and Statistics Using the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting.


 - Introduction to the session (Olivier Thunus, Statistics Luxembourg, Session Chair)
 - Eurostat’s activities related to carbon and GHG footprints (Stephan Moll, Eurostat)
 - Producing carbon footprint in the Netherlands - (Edwin Horlings, Statistics Netherlands)
 - Panel discussion: Edwin Horlings (Statistics Netherlands), José Rueda-Cantuche (JRC), and Norihiko Yamano (OECD)


14380 _ Paper - Footprint type indicators at country level (Eurostat) _ 358976 _ English _ 773 _ 333153 _ pdf
14380 _ Presentation on Producing carbon footprint in the Netherlands _ 359361 _ English _ 773 _ 334131 _ pdf

Session 4: Good practices in producing, disseminating and using climate change-related statistics (3 September, 14:30-17:30)

Session Chair: Rob Smith (Midsummer Analytics)

This session will provide an opportunity to share experiences on producing national climate change indicator sets, climate change-related information portals, databases or reports; improving quality and coherence of statistics, indicators and data produced across the national statistical system and beyond and promoting and facilitating the use of climate change-related statistics.


- Snapshots in the development of Environmental-Social Statistics (Gerry Brady, CSO Ireland)
- Pilot implementation of the set of core climate change-related statistics and indicators (Angelica Tudini, Giovanna Tagliacozzo, Giusy Vetrella, ISTAT)
- IMF Climate Change Dashboard (Jim Tebrake, IMF)
- Measuring carbon storage and sequestration using ARIES for SEEA Explorer (Alessandra Alfieri and Bram Edens, UNSD)
- International Programme for Action on Climate (IPAC) (Myriam Linster, OECD)

14381 _ Presentation on Climate change indicators dashboard (IMF) _ 359328 _ English _ 773 _ 334053 _ pdf