Training Course on 'Environment Statistics' in Albania
Date: 27-28 May 2014
Venue: Tirana - Albania

In accordance with its 2014 Annual Work Plan, SESRIC organised the Training Course on ‘Environment Statistics’ at the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) in Tirana, Republic of Albania on 27-28 May 2014 within the framework of the Statistical Capacity Building (StatCaB) Programme. The Course was provided by Ms. Semiha Nurdan Gedik, Statistics Expert at Turkish Statistical Institute (TURKSTAT) with participation of relevant officials of INSTAT.

As defined in the Classification of Statistical Activities (CSA Rev. 1 - October 2009), environment statistics includes, topics like climate, climate change (including measurement of the socio-economic aspects of climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation), biodiversity, environment and health, natural resources, soil, water, air, landscape, waste, environmental expenditure, expenditure for the protection of the environment, environmental accounts, agri-environmental indicators, environmental pressure, environmental impact of industry, transport, energy etc., environmental monitoring, material flow analysis, environmental decoupling indicators, pollution, ecosystems, land use and cover, environmental protection, nationally protected areas. The subject area “Environment Statistics’” is currently classified under the “Environment and Multi-Domain Statistics” domain.

The training course on “Environment Statistics” included discussion activities and covered the following topics:

  •  Environment statistics and indicators
    • The need for environment statistics and indicators
    • Frameworks for environment statistics and indicators (UN, EU)
    • International organization’s requirements
  • Water and Wastewater Statistics
    • Concepts and Definitions
    • Water and Wastewater Statistics in Turkey
    • OECD/Eurostat joint questionnaire
  •  Waste Statistics
    • Concepts and Definitions
    • Waste Statistics in Turkey
    • EU waste statistics regulation reporting tables
  • Environmental Expenditure Statistics
    • Concepts and Definitions
    • Environmental Expenditure Statistics in Turkey
    • OECD/Eurostat joint questionnaire