Regional workshop within the UN Development Account project ôSupporting Developing Countries Measure Progress Towards Achieving a Green Economyö

Bangkok, Thailand
20 - 23 January, 2015

UN DESAĺs Statistics Division is organizing a regional workshop within the UN Development Account project ôSupporting Developing Countries Measure Progress Towards Achieving a Green Economyö in Bangkok, Thailand on 20-23 January. The project is led by the division in collaboration with UNEP, UNIDO, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

A similar workshop has taken place in December 2014 for the Latin American and Caribbean region and the new workshop will be based on experienced gained therein.

Recognising the importance of high quality statistics and their effective use in promoting evidence-based socio-economic policies and achieving internationally agreed goals, the project aims to enhance the national statistical systemsĺ capacity in selected pilot countries. This is expected to lead to the production of good quality, timely and reliable statistics and indicators to inform about progress towards achieving a green economy in the context of sustainable development.

The workshop will serve as an opportunity to strengthen national data production and coordinate efforts for improving underlying environment, energy, agricultural and other statistics in the region. It will bring together statisticians and policy makers that use and produce such indicators. Moreover, the workshop is important given the current policy context and the emergence of the sustainable development goals in the context of the post 2015 development agenda, as well as national efforts to move towards sustainable development around the world.

Key elements of the workshop include: a review of potential indicators, suitable for developing countries, that can be used to inform on green economy and sustainable development issues; the sharing of experiences from the assessment exercise in the four pilot countries of the region; and a more detailed discussion of technical issues in selected areas of statistics that are relevant for the compilation of indicators informing on green economy issues. The workshop will be followed by direct technical assistance to the pilot countries in the next phase of this project.

Detailed Information
Date 20 - 23 January, 2015
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Organizer Statistics Division [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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