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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 in English and Russian with simultaneous interpretation.

11389 _ Concept Note _ 356122 _ English _ 773 _ 326424 _ 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.

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.

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.

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.