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Climate change-related statistics

High-quality statistics are needed for effective climate action. UNECE plays a leading role in global efforts to advance the development of official statistics for climate analysis and global reporting. UNECE produced the first ever Recommendations on Climate Change-Related Statistics, and UNECE Expert Forum for Producers and Users of Climate Change-Related Statistics provides a key international platform to support this work. 

Objective and main activities

We work with official statisticians to make their statistics fit for analyzing the various aspects of climate change, such as:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Drivers of climate change such as sources of emissions in industry, energy, agriculture etc.
  • Social, economic and environmental impacts of climate change
  • Efforts to mitigate climate change
  • Adaptation to the consequences


Our activities include methodological work, sharing knowledge and good practices and capacity development activities, and are guided by the CES Steering Group on Climate Change-Related Statistics. The work contributes to measuring the SDG 13 on climate change and its impacts.

To know more about UNECE activities in the area of climate change beyond statistics, please click here.

Guidelines and recommendations

Best practices and experience sharing

Reports and papers

Tools and resources

Meetings and events

For all materials related to the past meetings on climate change-related statistics, please click here.



The United Nations Secretary-General has put climate change at the top of the United Nations agenda. Here you can find information about  UNECE work on climate change.