Environment statistics

We are developing high quality statistics and indicators for environmental monitoring. Work in this area includes:

  • Development of methodologies and practical guidance 
  • Capacity building to support the production of environmental statistics and indicators

The work contributes to countries’ efforts to implement Shared Environmental Information Systems (SEIS) and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts (SEEA). A good set of environment statistics is essential for measuring the environment-related SDGs 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15. 


Task Forces

Online repository of environmental indicators

Progress in the production and sharing of core environmental indicators (March 2015)

Environmental Indicators and Indicator-Based Assessment Reports (August 2007)

Guidelines for the application of environmental indicators (May 2007)

Guidelines for the preparation of indicator-based environment assessment reports (May 2007)

Meetings and events

For information about events related to environment statistics, please click here